fatima, portugal, july 2010
ourém, portugal, july 2012
in lisbon i’ll spot doors and windows with cute creatures or clothes hanging outside to dry.
in portugal, they have the best espresso in the world (sorry italy and france, your espresso comes nowhere close to the portuguese).
i’ll meet good friends.
i’ll enjoy the view.
i’ll admire tradition.
i’ll admire something new, but old. lisbon has the most amazing street art. read more about it in my post about cutting edge street art in lisbon for travelettes.
i’ll enjoy clean water. in contrast to the canal here in berlin, there are no dead rats floating around here..
so i wish myself a boa viagem (good trip) to lisbon – i’m coming back tomorrow!
i will go to pasteís de belém. eat at least two pasteís de natas.
i will walk around in alfama and enjoy the view of wonderful and weird decorations.
i’ll enjoy the sunset from adamastor (also known as miradouro santa catarina). this is just a few meters away from my old house in lisbon. just like home.
i will stay in 47.
lisbon, thanks for waiting!
(stay tuned for part two – and my travelettes guide to lisbon should also be available at travelettes.net soon)
ericeira 1998. my first vacation outside scandinavia. ericeira was paradise to me. i learnt how to order orange juice in portuguese, suco de laranja (my father taught me the brazilian version instead of european portuguese “sumo”). i still got my freshly squeezed juice though. i went bodyboarding for the first time in my life, later i’ve come to prefer a bigger board. but this was the beginning of a love story between portugal and me. a home away from home.