Indeed, three days is too short a time to enjoy this place. But, I think that even a month is still not long enough to enjoy it. In spite of my short trip, I made the most of it, sleeping at 4 am and getting up at 8 am to really experience the culture as best as I can. - something I would not recommend doing for long periods of time. Hence, I felt that I got to see enough to know that this city has heart at its center. I've been to many beautiful places, which I leave with a promise of coming back. But, there's something different about Lisbon.
|Front of Jose Saramago's house (top) |
Lisbon Cathedral's entrance door (bottom)
|Streets and alleys|
I was told that Lisbon is experiencing a renaissance of sort. I just hope that it preserves its culture and history. But judging from how it's done so far since the 8th century, I have no doubt that it will. This city is laid-back, but buzzing in activity, historic, real, and beautiful. It was a privilege to visit. Encantada, Lisbon!
Now, to go home and convince my husband to move here. Dum-dee-dum. And this picture is for my kids, who again sent me traveling with a trustworthy and adorable companion, "Up Above", to keep me company. You can say that he's the star of this show!