One of the great things about living in Europe is the budget flights that bring you all over the continent. Last summer, my boyfriend and I had no idea where to go for our summer vacation, so we visited Skyscanner and looked for the cheapest flights from the airports nearby. Turns out Ryanair was flying to Lisbon for a steal. Portugal had never come to our minds as a vacation destination, but we did some research and it seemed like a pretty cool place. Boy, were we in for a treat!

Culinary

Pastel de Nata

Pastel de Nata

First of all, Lisbon is a culinary delight. Trying out local dishes is one of my favourite parts of travelling! Try a pastry at one of the many cafes out there, or have some fresh seafood at any restaurant.

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Bacalhau com Natas

Bacalhau com Natas

Sights

Lisbon is also full of interesting and beautiful sights. We were there for nearly a week, yet there were still quite a few sights that we missed out on! They have a lovely old town with an impressive fifteenth century church and monastery. Oh, and do take a quick day trip to Sintra. There’s plenty of lovely castles there.

Tower of Belem

Tower of Belem

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All in all, I had an amazing time in Lisbon. The food was delicious, the sights were great, the people were really nice and the weather was amazing. We went in August, and there were only blue skies. I don’t usually revisit vacation destinations, but Lisbon is a place where I could happily go again!

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