Day-Tripping: Lisbon, Portugal

LisbonLisbon, Portugal – only about three hours by train from Porto (where I was staying for the long weekend) and definitely a great option for a day-trip.  Lisbon is a big city and of course you could spend much longer than a day there sight-seeing and experiencing but a day is all we had and here are some of the highlights!

We took an early morning train from Porto’s main train station Campanhã and arrived in Lisbon around noon.  Given that it was the start of December the walk from the train station to Lisbon’s city center was a bit chilly, however the sun was out and its reflection upon the building’s unique tiles was beautiful. (more…)

A Puente in Portugal

porto

As soon as my final papers and projects were handed in and done with at the start of December I was on a plane to Porto, Portugal for the long weekend (or puente).  As someone who has grown up living beside the ocean I was very excited to once again be near the water (oceans and rivers are two things Madrid does not have in abundance).

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