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I wasn't sure how I would feel about Lisbon after falling head over heels for Lagos. Through my experience in Europe I tend to prefer the smaller, more charming towns to the bigger cities. Lisbon however, was different. Lisbon was unique in the way it felt like a big city but also had those small town vibes. You could wander into the alleyways, up into the hills and feel like you were in rural Portugal. Glancing into people's windows and seeing them eat on the floor in a circle made me feel like I had stepped back in time.
I was hesitant when walking around Lisbon. Although it was a few degrees colder, it felt far warmer than Lagos and was almost unbearable. We would shade hop around town until we had to call it quits and go back to our accommodation for a nap. A nap meant we were soon refreshed and ready to explore into the darkness.
Our second day in Lisbon was when the city struck me. Riding the 28 tram through the city and out to suburbs like Alfama and Bairro Alto really made me think I could live there. The people were friendly, gorgeous and have life sussed if you ask me.
Lisbon has gorgeous architecture. The buildings are a mixture between chipped walls and elaborate hand-painted tiles. And the food, oh lordie the food! So much traditional and cheap Portuguese food was consumed in the two days we were in Lisbon. I think we did enough walking to keep those kilos off though.
One of the places we ate was called 100 Montaditos which we got so excited about because we had eaten there in New York but were thrilled to do it traditionally. It translates to 100 sandwiches. That's right, 100! They have everything from vegetarian, gourmet, seafood and even desert sandwiches. Oh and the best sangria worldwide.
In Lisbon I also visited what was referred to as 'The Sexiest WC in the World'. It was located down on the water front in the perfect location for when you are busting and need to get away from the multiple people trying to sell you sunglasses and drugs. Walking in to said WC there a photos plastering the walls of people in the nude in different positions, alone and with others. As I walked in and paid my 1 Euro to do my business, I felt a little uneasy. I was on alert for any strange beings in their birthday suits trying to harass me. However it turned out to be a lovely and solo bathroom experience. The ordeal was topped off with every coloured toilet paper your butt could ever want!
After a gorgeous visit to Lisbon I now plan to learn Portuguese and move there immediately.
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