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High temperatures in Lisbon

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Neighbouring buildings

It’s the ISEG University near my flat in Lisbon. There is a nice garden at the side where we can go for a coffee or a snack and relax under the cool trees in Lisbon’s  scorching heat.

I’ve been going out much less recently as the summer temperatures rise here in Lisbon. Today the mercury hit 35c or 95f which was too hot for me. I spent most of my day doing nothing, online, watching the TV, staying in front of the fan.  I wasn’t totally lazy because I did cook trout and french fries for lunch with salad and a glass of vinho branco (white wine). These high temperatures will be with us for at least the next six days. I could do with a damn good thunderstorm to cool things  down a bit. I’m feeling sorry for Kumar, working outside in these hot temperatures.

Assembleia Republica

Here’s the Assembleia Republica or Parliament Building. It’s just along the road from my flat. I’ve never been inside and don’t suppose I ever will.  When we go anywhere, we catch buses and trams from here.

I’m going to Bournemouth soon. I need to buy a few things and visit  my solicitor to sort out a couple of things. I’d have gone long ago but I hate the flying part, even though it’s only two hours from Lisbon to Heathrow.  And then soon it’s time to buy tickets for Kathmandu, a horribly long journey. I’m not sure whether Kumar and Anna Maria will be flying with me or going next year instead.

Tomorrow night I have a visitor flying in and staying for two days. I suppose that means a lot of eating and drinking.  I can think of worse things haha. Living here in the sun guarantees lots of visitors, especially in the summer months.

Near Castelo in Lisbon

I love to see the huge ocean liners coming up and down the estuary. I can see the river from the kitchen window and Kumar’s bedroom window. I took this picture up on the hill near St George’s Castle.

It’s 10:30 pm here in Lisbon and still 26c.  It’s going to be a very warm night and I’ll be using the fan all night. I wish I had airconditioning.

News is just coming in from Nice about a truck ploughing into the crowds celebrating Bastille Day. One of my friends has just flown back home to Nice so I  hope he is okay.  I’m going to watch the news now.

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6 thoughts on “High temperatures in Lisbon

  1. Hi Dai.
    Lisbon looks so beautiful but 35 degrees would be too much to handle for me as well. I wish you could send some of those degrees here, it’s been cold, gloomy and rainy the entire week! Doesn’t feel like the middle of summer at all. I cannot wait for a real summer vacation, which is next month when I am going on a motorcycle trip all the way to Croatia and its neighboring countries in the Balkans.
    It was a gloomy start to this Friday for me, after reading the horrible news from France. Words fail me.
    Pooja

    • Hi Pooja. I’ve just got back from the city and a shopping mall and I am done. It was so hot and I had a heavy backpack to carry home. Now I’m going to drink an ice cold beer and relax in front of the fan for maybe half an hour. Yes I was really shocked at that attack in Nice. I just couldn’t absorb it for a while. I’m so disillusioned with this world now.

      Dai

  2. I think we have about the same temperatures as you do there in Lisbon, Dai. I really hate these dog days of summer. I am waiting for our trip to Iceland, where I hope it will be cool; until then, I’m staying hunkered down inside. We are lucky enough to have air conditioning, so I’m grateful for that. Keep cool. The chilled white wine and visitors to share it with will certainly help! 🙂

    • Hi Kat. I’ve never been to Iceland. It sounds so cold there. I drank a can of ice cold beer with mero lunch today and I have been feeling sleepy ever since. It was good though because we’d just come home from a long walk in the heat.

  3. looks like you’re in a very nice area in Lisbon, Dai. love that you can see the ocean from your flat! what a treat! 🙂 we’re at the height of summer and loving it 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Lola. Yes we’re in a peaceful (but very hilly) part of Lisbon. I love to look out over the estuary, especially when ocean liners are passing.

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