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Almost exactly three years ago, I took a bus into Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, back from a short jaunt around the beaches in the south of the country. With my travelling guidebook in hand, I arrived at where my book said my hostel would be.


And found an empty warehouse.

This was concerning. I double-checked my book, double-checked the address, double-checked everything I possibly could in hopes of discovering that I had gotten the number or the street wrong.

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