We arrived in Lisbon last Saturday night, what a week it has been! After a quick trip through town in a taxi we arrived at a small cobblestone laneway filled with people eating and drinking (& bunting). Our apartment was located on the fifth floor of an old terrace building in the Bairro Alto. Such a fantastic location, the Bairro Alto is lined with bars and restaurants, its a sleepy place during the day but at night it comes alive, with the lanes partying until the sun comes up.
Lisbon is set amongst two main hills with a frontage facing the river, which makes for it's beautiful views and very steep slopes. Anywhere on foot in Lisbon sure is a workout! Just around the corner from our apartment was a hidden roof top bar called Park. Located on the top of 6 storey car park, it was a little hidden gem. We spent a couple of blissful evenings here watching the sun go down on Lisbon town.
It sure is tough spending a day lazying at the beach, knowing its freezing winter at home haha! The beaches here are beautiful! Lots of people around, but it was a balmy 30 degrees and we ordered refreshing glasses of sangria to keep us hydrated ;) we may have got a little crispy this day!
Sintra is a little town located about 40 minutes from Lisbon. We took the train here yesterday, easily one of the highlight days so far. Its known as a fairy tale town with castles in the clouds, which is a pretty spot on discription.
Beautiful laneways scattered amongst green forest, sure did feel like a magical place. We had lunch at quiet spot in the hills with one of the best views I have seen, what a treat!
What an amazing time we have had here in Lisbon. So much amazing history and views that never end. I think we might just have to retire here. Good food, good people and ancient ruins, there really is something for everyone :)