Well as predicted our flight from France was delayed. We waited an extra three hours before the plane departed making it a very long day, being treated like cattle the whole way. Thanks EasyJet. We arrived in Lisbon, threw our packs on our backs and headed for our hotel.
We were a little nervous as our accommodation had mixed reviews and it was after 8pm when we arrived. Yay! We were worried about nothing. The room was huge and modern and the location meant we could easily walk into town. Another case of people’s ludicrously high expectations of hotels.
With the delays and all we were rather exhausted but headed out to grab a few essential brews and a snack before bed. Surprise, surprise the beer was cheap and really really good.
The next morning we gorged on the free buffet breakfast complete with espresso coffee before heading off. We wandered across town admiring the architecture and ornate buildings. The facades of a lot of the buildings were covered in uniquely painted coloured tiles. The streets were cobbled with amazing pictures and designs. Everywhere we looked was picture perfect.
The next few days we did a lot more exploring around the city seeing some amazing sites. After our 3 weeks in France it was great to get lost in a city again, especially through all of it’s twisty lanes up hills and through local neighbourhoods. The tops of some of the hills led to views across the city making for perfect lunch/coffee spots.
On the last day we took the train along the coast and enjoyed a sunny afternoon exploring churches and large monuments situated right on the waterfront.
Lisbon is a truly stunning city. Next stop Porto.