After breakfast I took by myself to do some shopping and I went and sat at the bay for a bit. It was nice to be by myself and have some time for reflections. It was super windy out but the skies were blue and the air was fresh. My nose has stopped running and I am able to breath a little bit again. The hostel is located right in the heart of Lisbon and the shopping area. There are many shops to browse through, both clothing department stores and tourist traps shops.
I met Brock back at the hostel for lunch and then my bottom didn't leave the seat cushion on the couch at the hostel for the next 5 hours. I watched Criminal Minds on Brock's computer while he did some of his own exploring. It was our lazy day to do nothing and it was just fine with us. We knew we were wasting a day but I think part of vacation is relaxing and we had basically explored all of Lisbon so we were not missing out on anything.
We were turbo explorers the first three days so day 4 was completely justified to just relax. There are so many people in and out of the hostel that they became a sort of mini traveling family the time we were there. It was nice to just veg and people watch and talk to my new traveling friends.
That night a bunch of us went out to the Barrio Alta neighborhood to find some live Fado music. Our hostel employee Sofia recommended a local Fado bar and we set off to enjoy the local music culture. Fado is music played from the heart and it tells stories of the Portuguese culture through the passionate singing. Unfortunately by the time we got there, it was packed so a couple of us headed back to the hostel and drank and played cards. A guy from England, Tom, taught some of us new card games which was a lot of fun to play.