Cascais

Sintra da gunesli bir gunu geride birakip Cascais (Kaskais) e dogru yola koyulduk. Her zaman ki gibi cam kenarini kapip koridor tarafini Jean Baptist’e ayirdim ki elinden kamerasini dusurmeyen ben gordugu her guzelligi kayit altina alabileyim. Fakat yol o kadar guzel akiyor, o kadar guzel yerlerden geciyoruz ki bir an JB bana  “ee n’oldu fotograf tutkuna” diye soruveriyor. Kendimi o kadar kaptirmisim ki “anin tadini cikartiyorum” diyorum birden bire agzimdan cikan bu cumleye hayret ederek. Yuzunde beliren hafif tebessumde bana bulasmaya pek hevesli olmadigini hemen anliyorum ve seyahat etmenin verdigi dingin yorgunlukla yarim saat boyunca otobusun camindan sadece etrafi izliyoruz.

Leaving behind a sunny day in Sintra, we’re on our way to Cascais. As a person who live struck together with her camera to record everything I see, as usual, I got the window side and let the corridor side to Jean Baptiste. What am I seeing is so charmed that suddenly I realise; my finger isn’t touching the shutter release anymore. Then I heard JB’s waggish voice : ” Hey, where is my passionate photographer ?”. Being so engrossed in that moment, quickly answered : ” Didn’t you hear anything about Carpe Diem ?” Even my inner voice was so surprised after this sentence because, although I try seizing the day in my daily life, due to my photography love, this is not always possible while I’m travelling. Anyway, with a little smile appeared on his face, I understood that JB had no intention fall out with me. While the camera was inside my bag, I was in his arms and it was time for me enjoy the warm sunshine that drip through the window, it was time for Carpe Diem !  

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Eger vaktiniz varsa, Lizbonlularin yaptigi gibi sehrin atmosferinden kacmak icin gelebileceginiz en guzel yerlerden bir tanesi. Sintra size daglarin eteklerinde oksijen soleni sunarken, bu kucuk balikci kasabasinin tek derdi neredeyse kasabayla ic ice girmis plajlarinda kisa sureligine de olsa deniz tatili keyfi yasatmak. Fakat suya ayaginizi degdirir degdirmez denizin icinde cok fazla zaman geciremeyeceginizi soylemeliyim.

If you have time, Cascais is one of the places to where Lisbonites come to get away from the bustle of the city. Relaxation is the name of the life here. While Sintra is proposing an oxygen feast on its hillsides, the only concern of this little fishing town is  make you enjoy an ocean break during your visit to Lisbon. Watch out the water degree, it’s really cold ! 

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Cascais’te hayat kiyi komsusu Sintra’ya gore daha canli ve sosyal. Plajdan sonra bir sinema molasi verebilir, dar ve renkli sokaklarinda ufak bir yuruyuse cikabilir veya birbirinden farkli dizayn butiklerden bir kac hatira kapabilirsiniz. Saatler aksami gosterdiginde ise hic merak etmeyin restorant secenegi olabildigince fazla.

Life in Cascais is more alive when it’s compared with its coastal neighbour Sintra.  Couple of hours after spent on the beach, you can give a cinema break, have a walk on the narrow and colourful streets or you can grab a souvenir from different kinds of design boutiques. When the time shows the evening, don’t worry you will have many option for the dinner. 

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Cascais 19. yuzyildan beri aristoklarin vazgecilmez yaz adreslerinden birisi oldugu icin sehrin genelinde siradan bir mimari gormek mumkun degil. Her sokakta sizleri farkli mimarisyle buyuleyen bir surpriz bekliyor olacak. Gozleriniz her daim nobette olsun !

As Cascais is one of the summer resort of the aristocracy, it’s impossible seeing a standart architecture. Every house is different from each other. In every street corner there gonna be a little surprise waiting for you. Keep your eyes wide open! 

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Kartpostallarda sik sik gorebileceginiz, Cascais’in simgesi haline gelmis, marinanin hemen yaninda bulunan Casa Santa Marta da bu harika mimarilerden sadece bir tanesi.

Casa Santa Marta is one of those architectural beauty which became a symbol of Cascais and you can see on many postcards. 

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Nasil Gidilir ? 

Eger Lizbon’dan gidecekseniz Cais Do Sodre istasyonundan yaklasik olarak 4€ aldiginiz bir biletle 40 dakikada bu kucuk elit kasabaya ulasmak mumkun. Fakat bizim yaptigimiz gibi Rotayi ilk once Sintra, daha sonra Cascais olarak belirlerseniz Sintra tren istasyonundan kalkan 403 yada 417 nolu otobuslerle yaklasik olarak bir saat sonra Cascais’e ulasabilirsiniz. Eger vaktiniz varsa bizim gibi, birazcik uzun surse de guzel manzaranin tadini cikartmak icin tercihinizi Cabo da Roca ( Avrupa’nin en bati kiyisi) ‘dan gecen 403 ‘ten yana kullanmanizi tavsiye ederim. Ama vakit nakittir diyenlerdenseniz Cascais’e direkt giden  417 ‘de kendinize bir yer kapin:) Otobus saatleri hakkinda daha detayli bilgi icin tik tik !

How to go ?

If you gonna depart from Lisbon, it’s possible to reach there in 40 minutes with the train you gonna take from the Cais do Sodre station. The ticket coasts around €4. But if you do as we did; first Sintra, then Cascais on the way back, you should take a bus from Sintra train station. There are two bus routes between Cascais and Sintra . The 403 takes the very scenic route via Cabo da Roca, but takes a lot longer than the direct 417. If you have the time, take the 403 just for the ride! Maybe stop at Cabo da Roca and enjoying the scenery for an hour. Both run about once an hour, every day. For more details about timetables click here

Nerede ne yenir ? 

Tatil boyunca surekli deniz urunleri yemekten sikildim diyorsaniz Jardim dos Frangos‘un izgara tavuklari tam sizlik. Deniz urunlerinden vazgecemeyenlerdenseniz oyleyse Baía do Peixe ismini not edin. Cunku damaginizda kalan tattan sonra bu ismi kolay kolay unutamayacaksiniz.

Where to eat?

If you are bored of eating sea food during all your journey in Portugal, the delicious grilled chicken of Jardim dos Frangos is waiting for you. Have a seat on their large terrace. But if you say no matter what happens I’m gonna continue my sea food tradition take note : Baía do Peixe. Because you’ll not forget this name after the taste left on your mouth.  

Nerede kalinir? 

Her ne kadar kucuk bir yer olsa da biz bir gece konaklamayi tercih ettik. Her zamanki gibi sizlere bir luks bir de daha uygun fiyatli iki secenek sunacagim. Oncelikle sizlere okyanus manzarali yuzme havuzu ve spa gibi olanaklar sunan The Albatroz Bayside Villa ile baslayalim. Romantik kacamaklar icin harika bir adres.  Diger adres ise Sintra yazimda da onerdigim Cascais de de bir hostelleri bulunan ve daha cok surf tutukunlarinin tercih ettigi Nice Way. Secim sizlere kalmis secgili okur. Ama nerede kalirsaniz kalin anin tadini cikartmayi unutmayin olur mu ? Evet, Carpe Diem !

Where to stay? 

Although it’s a pretty small town, we wanted to spend a night in Cascais. As I always try to do, I’m gonna give you two different addresses including one luxury gateway and one low-cost but adventuresome place. Let’s start with the queen The Albatroz Bayside Villa . With the ocean viewed swimming pool and spa, I believe it’s a perfect address for a romantic gateways. Another one is mostly for surf lovers, Nice Way hostel. Do you remember their name from my latest Sintra post ? Yes, they have two hostels there is one in Sintra and the other one is located in Cascais. It’s up to you dear reader but wherever you stay, don’t forget to enjoy the moment, ok ? Yes, Carpe Diem ! 

 

2 thoughts on “Cascais

  1. Oyy benim tatli Cascais’im.. Ne guzel bir deneyim sunmustu bize.. Alpcan’in okyanus ile tanismasi.. Huzurlu, neseli, cok gezmeli ve hep hatirlanasi bir tatildi.. Burada 8 gun konaklayip, cevreyi de aracla gezdigimiz icin sokaklarin ve binalarin hepsini hatirliyorum.. Bir de elimde cok resim yok ve nedeni tam da senin soyledigin nedenden.. Ben o seyahatte cok cok cok an’daydim ! Alpcan da inanilmaz tombalakti.. seni seviyorum tatli gezginim.. Iyi ki gittin ve yazdin ve beni yine benden aldin.. 🙂 xxx

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    1. Canimmmm uzun zamandir aklimda senin bu guzel yorumlarina cevap yazmak ama elim gitmedi bir turlu. Sana o guzel gunlerini birazcikta olsa hatirlatabildiysem ne mutlu bana. En kisa zamanda dunyanin en guzel koselerinden birinde bulusmak uzere lulummm bide su uzun zamandir planladigimiz viber konusmasini yapalim diyorum:) Cok operim tombik Alpicolomu da seni de dunyalar guzeli muahhh !!!

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