I’m a bit behind with posting this! Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. I visited back in October for 3 days. I had visited Lisbon 5 years ago briefly and I had already fallen in love with the city.
This time around I stayed at draft hostel which cost around 9€ a night. It is the perfect location literally a few minutes walk from metro stations and the praça do Comércio.
The dorm room had super comfortable beds. Only down side was noise from the street but I still slept well. On the first morning I was up in time to catch the sunrise.
Then I took a taxi to the Belem tower. A really unique building which I didn’t get time to see on my last trip.
I then took a slow walk back to the city passing the bridge. The weather was perfect.
On both evenings I actually ate at an Indian restaurant called Swaagat. I never normally return to the same place twice on a trip but the food and service was perfect so I couldn’t resist.
The next day was jam packed! I took the first train in the morning to Sintra and whizzed around 4 of the palaces/ castles.
From the train station I took a taxi costing 10€ for a 20 minute ride. I had no idea how long the bus was going to take to arrive as there were very few people around and I knew my day was busy already as I really wanted to return to Casçais later in the day.
Sintra could indeed be a holiday in its self. It was really incredible.
The palaces cost between 8-10 euros to get in. I can only imagine how busy they would get in a normal year.
In the afternoon I got a taxi down to Cascais. I scuba dived from here around 5 years ago and really loved it so I wanted to return. It’s a cute little seaside town with a really great vibe.
After I took the train back to Lisbon just in time to catch the sunset. I shot this photo which became my first photo on Instagram to hit 1000 likes.
Lisbon is an amazing place to visit I love that it has the sea on its door step. It’s very affordable and the transport around it is very easy to use and again pretty cheap.
I will actually return in just under 2 wks just for an afternoon before taking my flight to my next destination. Brazil! If anyone has any tips or advice pop them in the comments below.
Wow, Lisbon is totally on my bucket list and now I want to go even more! Great post 🙂
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Thanks so much! It was a bit rushed!
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