One of the very best things about the Fulbright program is meeting knowledgable, energetic, and talented people like Bill Williams. He is a teacher at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia do Barreiro – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal who is clearly dedicated to his students and to the craft of teaching. He’s the kind of guy who works at the university all day then goes home and works on his research.
He’s even completing a PhD — for fun. Can you believe anyone would do a thing like that? 😉
Nearly as soon as I hit the ground in Portugal, Bill provided me a short orientation complete with dinner at Casa do Alentejo — a place that epitomizes Lisbon. This restaurant is where Bill and his wife invited all their friends to celebrate their marriage.
The night Bill and I went there, a group of men was wandering through the halls singing traditional Portuguese songs.
So to give you a taste of my time in Lisbon, I’ve uploaded photos from that night… including the area around the Casa do Alentejo, some rooms of the Casa itself, and others of the singing group that made it shine for our visit.