Travelling to Lisbon
I don't travel as much as I'd like to. Primarily because traveling is expensive, especially when overseas. Although I'm aware of more affordable ways around the challenge, I'm not the type of person who would enjoy hostelling or backpacking. Travelling also frequently involves flying, especially when overseas. I'm skittish about flying; the older I get the worse my nervousness has become. Luckily, my fear is mild and not paralyzing; I can board an airplane and enjoy myself. Takeoffs and landings are wholly different: I become stiff, nervous, and acutely aware of the plane's noises and changes in force.
With that said, I'm immensely grateful that I had the opportunity to spend five days in Lisbon at the start of summer.
We stayed at Mercy Hotel (which had a lobby oddly decorated with mannequins featuring slightly dated outfits).
We were shown a walking tour by a lovely guide named Carla who was fluent in so many languages that it made my head spin.
There was a surprising number of vegetarian restaurants considering Portugal is known for their seafood. Carla invited us to an amazing vegetarian restaurant called "Miss Saigon" owned by her brother. It had a rotating daily menu inspired by the flavours of world and the ingredients of the day.
We experienced the pleasure, and sometimes hazards, of walking over the millions and millions of cobblestones that covered nearly every street in Lisbon. Being a port city, it was to be expected, but how some ladies were able to walk in sky high stilettos is anyone's guess! Anyway, I hope you enjoy my photos from Lisbon.