Bom dia! I have to admit Lisbon was not love at first sight, it took me a while to feel the city.
The first thing I noticed, it seemed to be full of happy people. Maybe because of ‘marijuana, hashish‘? I’ve never been offered weed so many times walking down the streets anywhere else in Europe as I have in Lisbon. No matter what, the city has a great atmosphere. It is all up and down. Lisbon has so many hills, which means lots of climbing up winding roads to spectacular views. In general, I had a great view over the whole city whenever reached the end of a steep street.
Bacalhau (dried cod), prepared in many ways, while in Portugal is a must. Every day it was on my menu. I even liked the way people say ‘bacalhau’. I stayed in the city’s oldest neighbourhood of Alfama, where almost every single building facade is covered in tiles. The old town is beautiful, as an architect I was more impressed with Expo area. Expo ’98 closed its doors, but this area has a new function, today is thriving, modern and stylish with gardens, museums, commercial areas and modern buildings. This city offers so much and, as an addition, has amazing sunsets.
TIP: Try a night out in Lisbon, the main action is in the Bairro Alto. This neighborhood is different from day to night.
I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring through Lisbon. Let me know if you have visited Portugal and how did you like it. If anyone has any feedback I’d be so appreciative to receive your comments and questions below.