Thursday, 4 April 2013

lisboa

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I've been accumulating photos and experiences like nobody's business recently, but have had literally NO time to blog them. So quickly, here's some more snaps from Lisbon. As I said before, my main impressions of the place were picturesque trams, crumbling but stunning tile work, and custard tarts to die for. Oh, and fish, fish, fish. I haven't eaten so well or so cheaply anywhere in recent memory. I also remembered that I love Portuguese (such a sexy sounding language). We stayed in a hostel in relatively working-class area of town, where glasses of wine could be had at 10am for 60 cents each and where late-night rambles led to tiny African bars, or hole-in-the-wall beer joints where the male clientele were singing along to Adele. We ate cod in all forms, eels and octopus and drank so much wine. There were monuments too, but frankly, when on holiday, I just like wandering the streets eating and drinking and snickering as optimistic locals try to pick up blonde American tourists who are SO much smarter than them.

Anyway, I'm late! Hopefully post again soon!

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Riding the tram

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best fish of my life!

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graffiti of Portuguese poet Pessoa

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mmmm, eating a pastel de nata late at night to soak up some of that wine...

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16 comments:

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

Gosh Emily! I am almost crying with this post. I am so depressed with this weather and seeing this reminds me of the good Portuguese life and why Lisbon is my favourite city in the world (maybe along with London, just maybe)! I want good (cheap) food and good weather!

Anyway, hope you had fun! Next time you go to Portugal tell me! I may go with you :)

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

PS: But apparently the weather hasn't been great this last few weeks in Portugal, too. But at least it is not SNOWING IN APRIL, like here...

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow such amazing photos!! you always have so much fun on your trips, haha. Makes me jealous :p
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Kezzie said...

How wonderful! I've never even given Portugal a second thought to visit but maybe I should!x

Meli said...

ugh nataaa I want you.. me encanta a portugal....

ana said...

Emily those pictures are awesome!!!! I really want to visit Lisboa and see all those beautiful tiles!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Those buildings. Those tiles! Here I am gushing over your photos, but I suspect them to be so much more exquisite in real life.

I hope all is well, Em, and that the good experiences (and good food!) keep coming your way :)

Dus Katrina said...

oh girl i feel ya on the no time... sorting through travel pics gets so daunting and then posting them sometime? luckily (actually unluckily since it meant no sleep) i had tons of airport/travel time to get a few weeks worth of mine. anyway, LOVE this update of around Lisboa and seeing some places I remember.

Nina said...

Oh wow Lisbon looks amazing! Looks like you had a great time! I'd love to visit Lisbon sometime but life seems to be having other plans for me
xxx
Nina from little nomad

bruixilda said...

you look AMAZING riding the tram
annie*

Ashley said...

I just LOVE the second picture.

Franca said...

I've been wanting to go to Lisbon for ages, and now I want to go even more.

Norbyah said...

oh my goodness...i'm eating up the colors in this post. those trams! the building tiles! what a beautiful beautiful place.
xo
n

Ester Durães said...

well I hope you enjoyed Lisbon! I may be a bit biased but I personally think Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Ester: It´s a gorgeous city, and also a lot fo fun!

Monique said...

Sounds like good times all around, i love the tile work on the buildings!