Off to Lisbon

Oliver, Catherine and I, along with my Mom and Dad, are taking a short vacation to Lisbon, Portugal next week over Oliver’s spring school break.

It’s a last-minute trip with destination inspired partly by all-time low overseas Air Canada fares, partly by a desire to renew our acquaintance the country we grew to love so much last year.

As last year, we used to find ourselves a base for the week in Lisbon (we’re now die hard adherents of so-called slow travel — it’s such a pleasant alternative to old-school “different city every night” style travel).

We’ve got lots of exciting plans for our week (Oliver is very excited to know there’s a toy museum); I also hope to be able to have a coffee with Pedro (my Plazes unofficial evangelical counterpart in Portugal). And Dan and Becky will overlap with us for a day, so we’ll have to have an overseas “Gong Bao Thursday on Monday in Lisbon” with them and impart our accumulated Lisbon knowledge so as to prepare them for their all-too-short two day stay.


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henriette weber... on March 15, 2007 - 18:48 Permalink

ohh, good luck ! — we are going there this summer.. you haeve to go sand see belem and eat the wonderful cakes there…

have a nice trip !

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Fred on March 16, 2007 - 01:26 Permalink

And the carbon cost?

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Peter Rukavina on March 16, 2007 - 14:26 Permalink

The carbon cost for the 12,090 km air journey for Catherine, Oliver and I, according to The CarbonNeutral Company, is 3.9 tonnes.

We paid $63 to offset the carbon — admittedly an imperfect solution to a greater problem — supporting the One World portfolio.