Sintra

The photos speak for themselves, but we turned to experts to learn more.
The same haunting sense of searching for that which is beyond our grasp reappears in Don DeLillo's newest yet unpublished work Zero K, or at least in the extracts the distinguished author read last night to a small audience here in Lisbon.
I was only going to spend about 5 days in Portugal and see only a couple of highlights before moving onto the next country, but I have no regrets about changing my plans and staying for 12 days to really see the entire country.
2011-03-28-sintrapull.gif Less than an hour by train west of Lisbon is the small town of Sintra, which served as the summer retreat for the Portuguese royal family for centuries.