To arrive in Lisbon at 7am local time after three flights (regional midwest airport to Chicago, Chicago to Newark… delay… delay… Newark to Lisbon), after not sleeping at all on the plane(s), first impressions might be untrustworthy. But as I stumbled out of the airport and made slow decisions about whether to take the metro, a cab, or the airport bus–airport bus won–my very first thought was:
Jesus the sun is bright!
Followed quickly by:
Lisbon reminds me a bit of Rome…
Like Rome but more functional…
More on Lisbon to come!