Flying has not become more pleasant since we did it last. All three flights were full, crowded, jammed. The wait times at the transfer airports were 4 hours and 2 hours.
Lisbon is the reward. It is sunny, breezy, in the 70s. This is a hilly city. Our hotel, The Keep, calls itself a sleep boutique. There are 6 rooms, a living room and kitchen to share, and a terrace overlooking the Center City.
To get here from the plaza, where Aerobus delivered us, we climbed two stairways and a steeply hilly street.
When we arrived at The Keep,, we had to climb to a spiral staircase to the first level and reception. I was happy for a small backpack instead of a rolling suitcase. Our room was down and, much shorter, second spiral staircase. Lots of practice for our hiking!
Later we learned there is an elevator, not at the sleep boutique, in lieu of the steep street stairs.
We will probably spend more time here in Lisbon after our hike. For today, we are satisfied to rest and enjoy the view from the terrace.