My Favourite city in Europe

We only stayed in Lisbon for 3 days, and this might be too short and unfair of a statement for me to make. But Lisbon is now my favorite city in Europe. It’s trendy, artsy and full of culture. For any food lover out there, Lisbon has some amazing restaurant and dining concepts.

Time out market was one of them. A hip food court with international dishes and stalls serving wines and beers from Portugal. I always get so surprised at how affordable it is to dine out in southern Europe. I wish I had some photos from the Time Out Market, you’ll have to click here for pictures. They’re building one in Miami now, so please Bangkok. Let’s get one here too! Unfortunately AND of course fortunately ,we got a new camera in Portugal but the RAW format is not compatible with our Lightroom so I’m missing so many photos.

Loved my fresh pressed coffee and Bocadillo in the morning.

Portugal is famous for their delicious sea food, so of course we had to try out one of the best seafood restaurants (called Sea Me) in town. Make sure you make a reservation beforehand, we learned the hard way… let’s just say it was the longest we’ve ever queued up for a restaurant. But it was so worth it. And do pair it with Portugal’s famous green wine “Vinho Verde” It’s light, sweet and bubbly and so easy to drink. That’s the only wine I drank during my stay there. I also don’t have any photos from this place… the food and drinks were just too good to waste any time.

Casa da Índia. This is where the locals eat traditional Portuguese food. You have to come here for lunch. It’s packed and the service a bit slow, but a great way to experience the laxed lifestyle of this happy people. I can vouch for the Piri Piri Chicken and Picanha.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Navigator to see their eucalyptus nursery and the beginning of how their office paper is made. Navigator is the world’s premium office paper best seller founded and produced in Portugal.

The city seems flat when driving in to Lisbon, but you’ll be surprised at how steep the streets of Lisbon really are. It’s so beautiful to walk around and get lost there, and just a small tram journey away lies the stunning district of Belém. This is where Jeronimos Monastery and the famous Belém tower is located.

Whenever I find kinder ice cream or pistachio, gotta buy it! Always ends up melting in my hands though…

This should be a scene of Game of Thrones!!

 Jerónimos Monastery in Belém

Stunning Jerónimos Monastery in Belém

girl at jeronimos monastery

Jerónimos Monastery

girl in streets of lisbon

arc in lisbon

You can stay in the centre of Lisbon too, and still get to see some historical architecture. This is Rua Augusta Arch.

Photo from Bica Duarte Belo, you must take a stroll up here if you’re in the city. The locals claim that this is one of the most beautiful roads in the world.

We stayed at a loft apartment in the middle of Lisbon that we rented from The Blue House Lisboa. Perfect location and great value for money. They have loads of apartments that could fit your needs, travelling solo or as a family.

I’m already looking forward to  my next trip to Portugal, where Lisbon is one of the cities I definitely want to revisit!

Have you ever been to Lisbon or Portugal?

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