Last month, I was in Lisbon for a friend’s hen do. We were there to celebrate which meant there wasn’t much time to explore the city (outside of our busy schedule) but I still managed to take a few snaps here and there. I really had no idea what to expect and it surprised me in so many ways. It’s a stunning city, one I fell in love with straightaway and know I will return to before long. The undulating streets are unlike anywhere I’ve seen before. Beautiful tiles compete for attention with graffiti everywhere you look. Trams fly past as you wait inline outside the pasteis de nata shops. It has a little of everything, even stunning beaches if you’re willing to travel a little, to Sintra.
The food was amazing, including the aforementioned pasteis de nata, the famous Portuguese custard tarts. I also tried a local sparkling green wine which was refreshing in the sunshine. If you’re a foodie it’s worth visiting the Time Out Market, where you can sample lots of local dishes under one roof. We stopped by before taking a stroll down by the waterfront. Be prepared to walk quite a bit in Lisbon, invariably up and down hills.