Lisbon, Portugal: Portuguese World Explorers

Kirk and I, along with our friends, Russ and Judy, took a bus to Belem to check out the Martitime Museum.  I have to admit that I probably squeeked through history in school, but I find that I wish I had paid better attention now.  The scope of influence the Portuguese had in the age of exploration was amazing – far reaching.  I remember the names Magellan and DaGama, but I didn’t know they were Portuguese.  There was also Bartolomeu Dias who led the first expedition around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, and Pedro Alvares Cabral who discovered Brazil. 

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