Hello beautiful people,
It’s my birthday today! *cue streamers and balloons*!! To any reader out there who’s a year older today, Happy Birthday!
It’s been 6 weeks of Wanderlust Wednesday already and I don’t know about you guys but all it’s doing for me is increasing the length of my travel bucket list. If this is your first time stopping by, you can catch up starting here.
My inspiration for today’s location came from an impromptu trip to London that I almost took this week. While looking at ticket itineraries, I noticed one with a 17hr layover in Lisbon, Portugal. Typically I’m not a fan of layovers, but when its is in a country I really want to visit, 17hrs isn’t even enough time.
Now that I’m not taking that trip, it’s nice to dream about what a few days in Lisbon, Portugal would be like.
What I want to do: 1) Rolling hills, pastel colored castles, and cobble stone streets all make the city of Lisbon pleasantly picturesque. From several points in the city, I’d be bombarded with stunning views of its hilly landscape.This is the stuff of my dreams people. 2) Go to the beach (at this point, just expect this in most of my posts. Haha!). No but seriously, Lisbon has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! 3) Visit the neighborhoods of Belem, Bairro Alto y Chiado & Alfama.
All the credit for these lovely photos of Portinho Da Arrabida go to Pedro Veloso. See more of his work here .
What I want to see: 1) The stunning Palácio Nacional de Pena. 2) Some of Lisbon’s beautiful churches. 3) Ajuda Botanical Gardens.
All credit goes to Feliciano Guimarães who shot these stunning photos of the palace. See more here.
What I want to eat: You guys already know I love my pastry so leading this list is a “secret recipe type” Pasteis de nata from Pasteis de Belem. (I’m practicing my Portuguese accent as I read these – “Pashtes de blem” ?). This restaurant is one of those small hidden gems that apparently has some of the best pastry in Lisbon. So can I just end this non-list here and say I’ll go to Pasteis de Belem for breakfast lunch and dinner?
Have any of you had the pleasure of visiting Lisbon? What was it like for you and what would you recommend I get up to? If you haven’t, is this city on your radar? Leave a comment to let me know!
Until next Wednesday, keep dreaming.
Thank you for reading!
Uncredited stock photos culled from Google Images
same footprints, different sands