As the aircraft approached Lisbon International Airport, i could see the river mouth from the window. I imagined myself as Enrique The Black aka Panglima Hitam,or Panglima Awang. I was a captured slave, I have been at sea for more than a year, the galleon was my home and here I was about to finally see the land of my conqueror.
That was the primary motive of the visit to
Lisbon, to remember Enrique the Black the man who first circumnavigated the earth.
What a fascinating city Lisbon was. I fell in love with the fado, I love the food, I like the weather.
I saw the remnants of the destruction of Lisbon caused by a massive earthquake and the tsunami the main contributing factor for the decline of the Portuguese influence in the Far East.