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May 25, 2016

Porto i

Portugal photos from January continued.

Porto was the one other city I was able to name in Portugal when we were planning our trip. It's so picturesque, a photographer's dream, but less lively than Lisbon (expected, as it is a smaller city). It's a great place to explore on foot, but also very hilly.

May 24, 2016


This week, I'm posting up the photos of my time in Portugal in January.

Sintra is a town we visited as a day trip from Lisbon. It's classified as a UNESCO world heritage site for its architecture. It's also where "that well everyone takes a picture of" is, and after seeing Anouk's post I was really keen to go.

May 23, 2016

May 22, 2016

Lisbon i

Like Spain week last month, this week will be Portugal week, in my attempt to get all the photos from January posted up.

I didn't know much about Spain before going, and knew even less about Portugal. It was mainly a "we're in the general region, we should go there" kind of decision. In listening to people talk about Lisbon, they only had vague (but positive) things to say, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I kind of know what they mean now. There's not one special thing about this city in particular, but everything together - the buildings, the hills, the food, the people - made it one of my favourite new places we visited in Europe this time around. There seemed to be quite a few young people around, and apparently the nightlife is fantastic (we are grandmas and didn't test it out).