Streets of Lisbon

Just a few photos from some wanders round Lisbon this year. Advertisements

Cova do vapor

Yesterday was a national holiday in Portugal (the recently reinstated Corpus Christi). My friend and I decided to take advantage of the sunny weather and take a trip to Cova do Vapor on the other side of the river. It’s not the easiest place to get to from Lisbon to without a car, but it … Continue reading

Costa Nova

I recently visited the lovely Costa Nova, Aveiro (in the northwest of Portugal). I was amazed by the beautiful striped houses and thought I’d share them here. ❤

Three days in PortimĂŁo

At the end of August/beginning of September my friend Ashley and I took a little trip to PortimĂŁo in the Algarve. We’d worked all through the summer after the academic year had ended so we were definitely ready for a break. We both had plans to travel further afield in September but decided to kick … Continue reading

The Sintra Coast

I recently went on a day trip with some friends and was pleasantly surprised to find some thoroughly magical places not far from Lisbon. First we went to Azenhas do Mar, a beautiful little cliffside town. This was the place that led me to suggest the trip when I saw a photo of it (on … Continue reading

Sintra

Sintra is incredibly beautiful. That’s what I’ve learnt over the last few months. I moved to Lisbon last September and it took me until April to visit Sintra (despite the convenient 40 minute train ride) but once I’d seen it I ended up going back another two times. I still haven’t even made it the … Continue reading

Porto

I recently went to Porto with some friends during the Carnaval holiday. Some places were closed but we still managed to see quite a lot. Highlights included Livraria Lello, an incredibly beautiful bookshop which is said to have influenced the Harry Potter series (JK Rowling lived in Porto for a few years, pre-fame). The staircase … Continue reading

Goodbye 2014

So it’s New Year’s Eve and I suppose I should reflect a little bit on what has felt like a fairly eventful year for me. I wanted to do a comic about it but I didn’t have time so you’ll have to make do with a selection of pictures. Warning – don’t read the following paragraph … Continue reading

LX Factory

LX Factory is a design district in Lisbon, located between downtown and pretty Belem, hidden away in a sprawling former factory complex. It houses bars, restaurants, cafĂ©s, shops and galleries. The first time I went I only really saw the bars as my friend had already explored by the time I arrived and was ready to have a … Continue reading

Lisbon – first impressions

I arrived in Lisbon at the end of September, but didn’t manage to blog immediately as I had to find a place to live then wait for internet to be installed in my flat (for FIVE WEEKS!) Anyway, this is just a quick post to get the ball rolling. In short, I love it here. … Continue reading