Photo Friday: Lisbon, Portugal

One of the places I was most eager to revisit on our recent Enrichment Voyage was Lisbon, thanks to an amazing two weeks SVV and I spent in Portugal in 2006. I sort of can’t believe it took me the better part of a decade to get back!

Lisbon, PortugalAnd while it was hardly the same—nothing ever is, is it?—it’s still an architecturally fascinating city nonetheless.

Lisbon, PortugalSome things you need to know.

There are hills. A lot of them. Wear close-toed shoes (those cobblestones can be a bitch when you kick them with flip-flops; I speak from experience) and be prepared to feel the burn.

Lisbon, PortugalThere are peacocks. A lot of them. Be prepared to not piss them off.

Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, PortugalThe castle has some of the best views in town. Get there early before the tourists descend upon it.

Lisbon, PortugalLisbon, PortugalDrink all the sangria you can stomach. Specifically, try both the red and white from the comfort of a seaside perch at Restaurante Portos do Sol.

Lisbon, PortugalHop on the cable car toward the beginning of the line. Otherwise, good luck squeezing in.

Lisbon, PortugalTravel with others who will indulge your photographic whims. ‘Nuff said.

Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, PortugalChase the pigeons. (That’s Jevin’s tip, not mine.)

Lisbon, PortugalTry the live snails. They’re a local delicacy after all.

Lisbon, PortugalYOLO, y’all. You’re only in Portugal once (or OK, in my case twice).

Lisbon, Portugal

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Comments ( 23 )

  1. THESE PHOTOS ARE AWESOME! Makes me want to go to Portugal even more now! I can’t believe you can EAT live snails!
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  2. Great shots of an amazing city! I fell in love on my first visit and can’t wait to get back!
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  3. for a second i thought your sister wrote this post bc her pictures are all over it haha! where are your jumping ones?!

    mid photo looks like sf- golden gate bridge

    sangrias in portugal better or same or worst than the ones in spain? never been 2 either so just a random thought

    i think this is the 1st time you used the B word in a public post. channeling real life language to the online world or just getting more comfortable w us and showing us the cobblestone a hurting KL you!? πŸ˜€

  4. i love the street car picture. and a special thanks to all the tourists who wore red to coordinate with the red street signs in that pic. makes it even better!

    we were in lisbon last october. absolutely lovely city!

  5. Absolutely love your photos! Some pretty poses, totally fun! And your last jump in the air pose is the favorite!
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  6. seeing the pics it seems like you had a tough exercise in portugal. provoked me to visit portugal. nice post and images. the last image is fantabulous.

  7. It’s all terra cotta! You have the best Photo Friday, really!

    The cable car cables somewhat destroys the view, though, much like the electric cables and posts in Japan!
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  8. Great shots. Lovely peacocks.

  9. Lisbon looks amazing…I have to include it next time on my travels to Europe!
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  10. God it’s such a gorgeous city!!! And peacocks! Remember Cuba?
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  11. I LOVE Lisbon! One of the coolest cities in Europe!
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  12. Glad you enjoyed “my city”!

    But… you ate the snails ALIVE?!? Normally they’re steamed with butter, wine and herbs. I can’t believe you might have had them while still moving! :O

    If you’re into sangria, next time try the sparkling white wine with red fruits (“espumante com frutas vermelhas”).. it’s a new(ish) thing, not the typical one, but does wonders in a hot summer day! πŸ˜‰

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  13. Awesome photos………..

  14. those peacocks are serious business lol but your shots are great! when we do crazy-funny shots like that, we just look crazy haha

    Going to europe the start of next year and this Portugal seems like a cool place to visit! thanks for sharing!

  15. Portugal is such a beautiful country. This looks like a very peaceful place to visit.

  16. Great photos. Lisbon is high on my must-visit list.

  17. hey, that pictures about peacock are so stunning. well, now i’m so certain that Lisbon is a nice place to visit.
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  18. Portugal is high on my bucket list, I can’t wait to go. Your pictures are fantastic!
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  19. As far as i know, nobody eats live snails in Portugal.


    Funny :)

  20. Next time you’re in Lisbon you should totally check out the nearby beaches and do some surfing πŸ˜€ For a local friendly laid-back experience I’d recommend Yellow-Van. There’s nothing like experience a city with local cool people πŸ˜‰ Great pics!

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