Up at 9:00 am … felt rested after having twitching calves and feet last night from so much walking the day before. A group from Ghana another from Poland and a group of girls from an American University made the breakfast area very loud . The girls were excited and talking loudly. We took a very long Uber ride to reach the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga . The ride was long due to there being an Antique Car parade on our route and the police would not let us in their line.
Withing 30 minutes inside the museum, it was announced that the third floor was closed for two hours which was the floor with the Portuguese art that we wanted to see . We walked the other areas then went down to the garden area and decided to have coffee, tea with a shared pastel, all for seven euros. We sat outdoors under the trellis facing the Tagus river.
We then walked to Bairro Alto where we purchased a SIM card for my phone, the seller promised me it would last for the month. We sat down at a look out park, which overlooked the city and a view of the St. George Castle. After putting in the SIM card, the phone died. I thought the phone was damaged. Carmen sat and drank her Sangria, then we continued to walk. We found out later that the phone was just out of battery. On the way back to the hotel I stopped at an Auchan grocery store and purchased some Radler beers, cheese and a baguette. We normally try to have breakfast at the hotel a lunch out somewhere then a meal back at the hotel with things we buy at the mini-markets. When we are out on a trip and spending two, three and sometimes 4 months on the road we have to be a little frugal on our meals.
Once we arrived to the hotel, we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. The meal was not enjoyable. Carmen had chicken, potatoes and salad, I had a dry steak sandwich with fries. We returned to the room, still hungry we had a Sagres beer and enjoyed the cheese and baguette we bought earlier.