From Lisbon February 3, 2008Posted by dorigo in personal, travel.
I am writing this from a hotel lobby in Lisbon, where I am spending a few days of vacation with my family. I left my laptop in Venice to avoid being obsessed by the web, but then tonight I am allowing myself a half hour of blogging… This serves also as an excuse for being unable to answer comments. I will be back to work on Thursday afternoon.
Lisbon is very nice. I had been warned, true. I like the relaxed feel of the city, the prices -light on your wallet- and the many attractions, especially monuments and museums. Today was the time for a visit to the Oceanarium, the second largest aquarium in the world. An awesome structure over the Tago, with a 5000 cubic meter pool full of fish big and small. I will have a few pictures to upload when I am back…
Only one additional comment. On the bright side. I cheer at the new appointment of Maiani as a president of CNR. As readers here know, his nomination had found opposition from center-right forces, who reached the high point of questioning him on a scientific basis. The arrogance of these little men is really pitiful!