18 October 2007

cRaZy...bUt tRuE...


Yep, it can be crazy to travel in Portugal if you're not in Lisbon, Faro or Porto...even Porto can be hard...
It's 6.20 am now and I'n on my way to Sevilha...I already woke up at 4am and I'm on a train to Lisbon...I'll arrive there around 9.30am and then I 'll have to wait till 12.30 when my bus to Faro departs...in Faro I'll wait almost 2 hours till my bus to Sevilha departs at 5.20, which will get me there, if nothing unpredictable occurs, around 10pm... fiiiiiu...

a whole day trip for maybe 500 Km distance between Povoa de Atalaia and Sevilha...But going back to Lisbon, then Faro and Sevilha, I might travel almost 1000 Km today... Oh well...
But the worst was even to get the tickets... I tried online, but it didn't work... the bus company, called "EVA" that makes Faro-Sevilha, has some sort of link with "Rede Expressos" that makes the connection between Lisbon and Faro... so, when I tried to buy the ticket online on "Eva"'s web site, they sent me to "Rede Expressos" web site...but the thing is that they have no destination to Sevilha, so, impossible...
Luckily I went to Lisbon last weekend and could buy it there...but still, it was not easy...I had to go to "Eva"'s ticket place to get one from Faro to Sevilha...with an open return which I still need to confirm as I get there... Then I went back to the "Rede Expresso" ticket place and wanted to buy the ticket from Lisbon to Faro and return... for my amazement, I couldn't get a return ticket coz it was more then 7 days...oh well, I didn't get it...so, I just pray I will have a return ticket on monday from Faro... believe it or not, that's how buses work in Portugal... :-/

here's a picture of Huck and Violeta...they always follow me to train station now, then they go back home by themselves... I like that they are like that, free and independent...so I don't need to worry so much...Tom is not always around, but when he is, he also comes along...they're funny... I hope they get a way to find food while I'm away...Stephi, Jared and Angela are in the land now, but they'll be going to Porto on friday, and Jared will be back only on monday... I'm praying that God will feed them all, cats and dogs, during these days :-/... well, the kittens are good hunters already, so that shouldn't be a problem for them... I hope...

4 comments:

asp said...

Next time try Salamanca and after Sevilha. When I need to Trip in Spain I do one first trip to a Spanish point and only after the destination point, always throught Spain.

Baba said...

Those who know...know...eh, eh...thanks..next time I'll try that...sounds much better !!!

steve said...

wow..thats quite the run around just to travel to seville!! i think we had it easier coming from the uk..though arrived at midnight and could only get to liverpool street and walked halfway through london to get home at 2am

:o)

Renato said...

you can go directely from Lisbon to Seville...5 hours and 36 euros :)

peace barbara!