Monday, March 13, 2017

Ola Lisboa



Lisbon is a beautiful city, no doubt. In my case, it was the 3rd time visiting and honestly, I have no idea why I took the plane to go back to rainy Luxembourg. Instead of writing an entire essay about my trip to Lisbon, I'll just share some of the pictures I took. I'll also add some comments to the pictures, which might also be interesting for my fellow travelers. 



This is a picture of the 'Ponte de 25 Abril' which connects the city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. Since we were staying on the other side of the bridge, we were traveling back and forth every day. Even though it is 'just a bridge' it is quite impressive (and fun) traveling through it. The bridge makes a total of almost 3km which is a joke compared to the 'Vasco da Gama' bridge in Lisbon, which makes a total of 17 km! Excuse me? 17 km? In fact, it is the longest bridge in Europe. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it, but just imagine this bridge in white (and 17 km long).








As you can see in the picture, we are enjoying a beautiful burger and a marvelous bowl of potato fries. Ok, let's be real: I am not a big fan of burgers (or meat in general), but when I bit into this burger I lost my mind. It is truly the best burger in the world and don't get me started on the fries! So as you see the fries are literally 'shaved' potatoes or whatever they're called and they are super crispy on the outside and sort of soft on the inside. They are the best fries/chips I ever had. If you ever visit Lisbon, you absolutely have to visit this restaurant. It is called To Burger or not to Burger (here is the link to their Facebook page) and it is located in the Chiado area.




Both of these pictures were taken on one of the main streets leading to the 'Praça do Comércio', there is no story to it other than me liking the pastel color of the hotel as well as the architecture of the building. In addition, the constellation the buildings in the entire street almost give you the feeling of being projected in the past since all of them kept their original design. Nevertheless, it also has a modern touch with all of the new shops and restaurants, which finally create a beautiful contrast between the old and the young.






Talking about 'the other side of the bridge', here are some pictures I took in the regions of 'Costa de Caparica' and 'Sesimbra', which is the 'calmer' part of our stay.





As we were staying in Sesimbra I immediately noticed that local people tend to plant lemon, orange and mandarine trees in their gardens and as you see in the picture found the possibly biggest lemon in the world. No, but really, look at the size of that thing! And if you're wondering, yes I had to get it off the tree by myself and yes I could not reach it and yes I had to hit it with a huge piece of wood so it would fall off the tree. I obviously also ate it and it was super delicious and super sweet! It almost tasted like an orange.  




Finally, we had to conclude our journey with a trip to the most famous (and most delicious) place in Lisbon: 'Pasteis de Belem'. It is most certainly the place where you get the BEST pasteis de nata ever. Now listen, if you ever find yourself in Lisbon and you can only go to one place, then you most certainly HAVE to go to 'Pasteis de Belem'.

All in all, the trip to Lisbon was a success (even though we got sick and lost a couple of days) and I can't wait to be back in summer and enjoy the sun and to relax on the beach with a glass (or a pitcher) of sangria.

Lisa xx






























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  1. What is your favorite memory from the trip? :)

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    1. Probably the memories I shared with my significant other and also all the food that was destroyed by us! haha

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