Tag Archives: LISBON

lisboa, portugal.

sweet graffiti, intricate mosaics and amazing nightlife.

my thoughts exactly.

ah, lisboa! this vibrant capital city charmed me the moment i arrived: with its colorful mosaic/tile-adorned buildings and limestone patterned streets, maniacal street graffiti, and impressive architecture i was in awe of it’s unique beauty. from the crowded city center of rossio to the tranquil top of castelo st jorge, lisbon provides its visitors with incredible views of the city. at night we ventured into the wild warren of streets that make up the barrio alto: steep, cobbled streets and stone steps connecting bars and restaurants, filled with music and full of revelers. the sun is strong, but the winds blow strong and cool off the water, making every day perfect for exploring…

the renowned tram 28.


views from the castelo.



barrio alto.


rolling motion square.


a few of the many mosaics covering the buildings.



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hola portugal y españa!

a coastal adventure.


bom dia blog readers and sunny greetings once agin from europe! I’m on a train to the lovely town of sintra, just north of lisbon, portugal. for the next two weeks I’ll be traversing the coasts of portugal and spain in search of glorious sunshine, cool beaches, great music and amazing food…already I am enamored with portugal – the city of lisbon is fantastic! Artsy, eclectic, and vibrant – the streets are bustling day and night. We’ve walked throughout the rossio – dining in baixa, admiring the castelo de sao jorge with its sweeping views of the city, and reveling in the nightlife of barrio alto. Today’s destination is the famed sintra with its moorish temples, palaces and cliffside retreats. Tomorrow we depart for the algarve and the coast at lagos…until then – ciao!


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