Then there are the bakeries--padaria--where you buy bread. There seems to be one main bread in Portugal, a chewy, crusty loaf that is the same in every restaurant and shop. We buy this bread at the supermarket, although there's an organic bakery near us called Quinoa that I haven't tried.
This morning, I spent a happy half-hour wandering the neighborhood, photographing pasty shop windows. Sorry about the poor quality. I've never claimed to be a photographer. Below, behind the glare, are the famous Pastel de nata.
We tried the one pictured below. It's chocolate with a hint of dried fruit. Very tasty.
OK, this picture is upside-down. I'm sorry.
Our last day in Lisbon! Today we're going to attempt the Museu da Arte Antiga, one of the major attractions we haven't seen yet. Tomorrow will be horrible, as our flight leaves Lisbon at 07:15. I have arranged a car to pick us up at 04:45--let's hope the partiers are out of the street before it arrives. Then, in Amsterdam, we have barely a 1.5 hour layover. We'll need most of that to get through passport control, security, and then a 15 minute run to our next gate. At least there's a priority line at passport control for people with short layovers. Still, it seems that people often miss their flights in Amsterdam. During our long layover on our flight here, every few minutes, there'd be the following announcement: "Passengers X and Y, on flight Z to Q, you are delaying your flight. Immediate boarding please, or your luggage will be offloaded." I find it hard to believe that the world's tardiest travelers all pass through Amsterdam, so it must be a short layover situation for most of these people.