SPALDING GRAY WAS an American actor and writer who wrote about his search for a "Perfect Moment" on his travels in the book Swimming to Cambodia. When Gray had his Perfect Moment on a journey, his trip was done. I'm not sure if he ever made it to Lisbon and not many of us have the luxury to be able to hang around in a place until a piece of grace and perfection hits, but I'm always hoping for one in every new place I visit nonetheless.
In Lisbon I had one less than 24 hours after getting off the plane.
We slept off the flight from Dubai that first night and in the morning headed out from our hotel, not far from the the Praca do Comercio, the [...]