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samantha rundell’s Travel Diary

Friday, 18 Aug 2006

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Hola !

Just wanted to post a quick note to let you all know that my scooter episode was so much fun & that I've come away from the whole experience relatively unscathed !

The day ended up being more "BMX Bandits" than "Roman Holiday" (wait for the photos - I had to wear a slab of plastic as my helmet & ended up looking like a LEGO toy) & my scooter sounded more like my dad's lawnmower than a finely tuned engine, but it was still a kick-arse day nonetheless.

I did take the obligatory spill - largely due to my complete lack of co-ordination & aforementioned lack of driving abilities - in front of some bemused locals right beside the town's main cafe restaurant area (of course) - but it bruised my ego more than it bruised my knee. I copped a bit of a graze, but being the trooper that I am, I only whinged about it for a few hours.

I'm back at Lisboa train station at the moment & am due for more torture (aka overnight train) all the way to San Sebastian in a matter of hours. This my last opportunity for tapa, sangria & paella & also my very last European beach for the whole trip (SOB!).

From San Sebastian, it's on to Paris & London - so exciting !

Thanks again to everyone for all of your messages :)
xoxo s xoxo