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    • Day145

      Lisbon, Portugal

      September 28, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      We travelled from Morocco to Lisbon via two nights in Seville however I was sick with a tummy bug so didn’t do much here except spend the day in the hotel room! The bug hung around for a while but I was well enough to travel to Portugal and I wish we had longer than two nights in this beautiful country. We arrived early afternoon so Nana and I were able to explore the city and get a bit of shopping in which was highly unnecessary but lots of fun of course! The next day we had a city sightseeing tour with the bus which drove us around all the main sites including Belém where the famous Portuguese custard tarts are supposedly the best in the country. I wasn’t able to try one from the bakery that Belinda recommended however we were lucky enough to have our tour guide buy a box of them for everyone and they were bloody AMAZING!! So so delicious, freshly baked and full of goodness. The afternoon we spent exploring the golden triangle of Sintra, Cascais and Oeiras which was beautiful. The coastlines are never-ending and the little villages are cool places to stop and have a wander. That evening we went to a Fado singing song, the traditional style of Portuguese singing and it was really special to hear such incredible voices. We loved it so much that our bus ride on the way home was full of singing, to the point each country had to sing their national song - lucky for me, Nana and I were the only Kiwis on board and I knew she wasn’t going to sing acapella in front of 48 people (I never thought I would either) but I belted out “Tutira Mai” without a care in the world! This is definitely a trip full of firsts for me!! On our way out of Portugal we stopped in Fátima and explored the Catholic Church and I learnt all about the three children - Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta who sighted Fátima or the Virgin Mary in 1917. I had never heard about it before but all the oldies had so it was interesting to hear about it. Another great country full of lovely people, sunny coastlines, delicious food (those Bélem tarts are to die for) and beautiful language - I’ll be back for sure!Read more

    • Day46

      lisbon

      August 30 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      One month of lisbon... One half of my days I spent in a classroom learning how to write in portuguese, but the other half I had time to enjoy lisbon not even counting the weekends. So I tried to experience as much of lisbon as I could. I had the opportunity to get to know lisbon from a completely different perspective, as I spent my everyday life here and saw places that I otherwise wouldn't even have know of. By far the biggest difference to Germany is that I could get a good coffee not only in the subway station of marquês de pombal (in the subway for good sake) but anywhere you went, really. I fell in love with the portuguese lifestyle and will absolutely miss Portugal.Read more

      Traveler

      Oh ja, der Kaffee in Lissabon ist super!

      9/2/22Reply
       

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