Lisbon kids

The door to our apartment! It's three stories up steep marble stairs and no lift!
Our street. Rue Nova Do Almada.
Most of the sidewalks have amazing patterns, all different!
Our street. We even have a Starbucks and Benefit Cosmetics (good thing as I am almost out of foundation!).
I loved this store front. So art nouveau!

One of the amazing fountains in the main square of Chiado, just a few blocks from where we are staying!

Another of the fountain.
The statue  in the front is a mermaid but her tail doesn't start until past her knees!

Hi Love!

So we are in Lisbon! We have been here since Friday! We love it here! Today is my first day on my own. I'm a little nervous I will get lost but mostly excited! I'm planning on exploring and also getting some rest. It is so loud on our street and we don't have a/c so have to leave some windows open at night. Last night they picked up garbage so it was really hard to sleep! We also get mosquitos in the place but it's better to have a bug bite than to not be able to sleep due to the heat. 

Luckily today it will be in the 70s. The first few days it was in the 90s and we have to walk everywhere, the streets are very hilly so it's exhausting. We are having so much fun though! We are right near the coast (not a beach but more of an inlet) and it's surrounded by a palace!

It is so amazing here. We just don't have this kind of history in the states. I honestly wish we could live here. To be surrounded by so much beauty and history is fantastic and I never thought I would have the opportunity to have an experience like this!

So far we have taken over 400 photos! I have a Polaroid Instax camera that I'm going to use today, as well as my DSLR. Excited to get more photos! I will keep sharing them on the blog, so stay tuned.

Some funny things have happened. We tried to order Portuguese beer, but ended up being served Heineken, we also got lost with a taxi driver and she almost ran a pedestrian over! Funny thing was they hardly reacted (they drive over 60 mph on side streets!). Ronald had to carry 100 pounds of luggage up three flights of stairs at once, he also almost got ran over by a trolley car. Last night we were so tired we just had McDonald's, some wine, and watched The Flash on my laptop. We are party animals...

Oh and the pastry is as good as they say. My favorite thing is a sort of sugared donut hole with custard in the middle. I will probably get one today, as well as some beer (you can sit outside at a cafe on the palace grounds and drink and eat!), and maybe some gelato for dessert!

They have a street full of fabric stores too. I am going to buy some fabric today and I am absolutely thrilled! Will be interesting to try to order fabric in Portuguese! There are so many things I want to take home but we just don't have a lot of space. We'll see what I can do...

So the adventures continue...excited to share them with you!

xo, C


  1. I'm so happy you guys are loving Lisbon like I did. It's exactly two years since we were there and I sympathize with the heat and the hills!!! We stayed about seven blocks from you (500m on Google maps). The stores are amazing aren't they so cute and quirky. I couldn't believe how delicious the pastries were even from Starbucks lol. Keep those photos coming!!

  2. Beautiful pictures and lovely adventures! Such an awesome post, I don't know much about Lisbon I think it might have to be added to the "travel there someday" list! Happy travels!

    1. Thank you Remi! It should definitely go on your travel list! I am looking forward to sharing more photos!


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