Trafaria is a little fishing port opposite Lisbon at the mouth of the Rio Tajo. There isn’t much on Tripadvisor relating to it, but that doesn’t mean it’s without charm. Or indeed things to do. A cheap hourly ferry from Belem whisks you to Trafaria and first thing from the ferry terminal you see the sign:
The Portuguese government wish to build a container terminal essentially obliterating the waterfront here. Little restaurants line the front, each serving fish caught by the boats which are beached for the night. The town has a laid back old-world feel which runs counter-point to the bustle of its big brother over the river.
Sure, you need jobs. But here? Really?
Let’s start it here….