Lisbon Photo Diary

In light of the current blizzard Juno nonsense, it's only appropriate to dream of being anywhere but here – unless "here" is an ocean-view villa on a tropical beach, in which case, let's be friends, okay?

You already got a glimpse of the glorious beauty that is Portugal back when I first introduced you to Cabo da Roca. But seeing how that was one year ago (wow, I am terrible at uploading travel diaries), let's refresh our memory.

If I had to describe Lisbon – and the entire country of Portugal – in one word, I would say underrated. Paris, Venice, Milan, Rome – all typical reasons to be excited about a trip across Europe. Lisbon, however, was not on the initial list when the husband and I were planning our three-month itinerary. But fate intervened, and a few weeks before departing it dawned on me that I had relatives residing in Lisbon. The fact that I last saw them at the ripe age of three (and thus had no recollection of them) seemed like a minor, irrelevant detail. Long story short, Lisbon was one of our favorite stops, and I have my family and their generous hospitality to thank for that.

Lisbon Santa Justa Elevator

Santa Justa Elevator

Lisbon Belem Old World Map

Belem Old World Map

Lisbon Jeronimos Monastery Lisbon Jeronimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery

Lisbon Sao Jorge Castle

São Jorge Castle

Lisbon 25 de Abril Bridge Lisbon 25 de Abril Bridge

25 de Abril Bridge

Lisbon National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum

Lisbon Palacio de Pena Lisbon Palacio de Pena

Pena National Palace

Lisbon Cristo Rei

Cristo Rei

Lisbon Cascais Lisbon Cascais Lisbon Cascais

Cascais

Lisbon Miradouro da Graça

Miradouro da Graça

Lisbon Basicila da Estrela

Basicila da Estrela

Lisbon Lisbon  Lisbon Lisbon

If you’re like me – already dreaming of summertime even though it’s only January – I hope my travel diaries will encourage you to start making plans of your own. Which EU country would you like me to highlight next?

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