So I’m a bit behind on my posts, not that it matters. I wanted to write some about our trip to Sintra, if only for Junior and me to look back on it later. We actually took this trip over a week ago, the day after we went to Caiscais. I was a bit worried about having two busy days in a row but rain was in the forecast and I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather.
Portugal’s transportation system is steps above what we have at home. And their train stations are amazing.
We took the train to Sintra where we took a tour of the Castle of the Moors and Pena Castle. I am so glad we did the trip when we did as I would not have wanted to climb the steps in the rain. Junior was amazing and did all the steps, though I did have to carry him back to the bus. As the Castle of the Moors was built by Muslims in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was a chance to introduce Junior to the basics of the Muslim faith.
We next went to the Pena Castle which was quite beautiful from the outside. We took a tour of the inside as well.
I had the honor of carrying Junior to and from the castle, and it’s not flat to say the least. But I decided that, on this trip, if there was something I really wanted to do, I was willing to carry Junior if that’s what it took
We found a wonderful place for dinner, a recommendation from our Airbnb host. Junior liked it so much we went back two nights in a row. Okay, so I thought it was pretty good too.