The Colorful City of Lisbon

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After a crazy-fun few days in Barcelona, Kendall and I packed our bags, checked out of our Airbnb, and hopped on a plane to Portugal. I can’t really tell you why or how we picked to travel to Lisbon – I feel like one of us had mentioned it once and it just clicked!
With some travel journals, a long list of recommendations in hand, and ‘Portugal’ by Walk The Moon blaring on our phones, we set off to see all there was to see in Lisbon.

First, let me say – Lisbon was fantastic. The people were friendly, the food was delicious, and the overall look of the city was extra dreamy. The weather was sunny and warm, which was such a difference compared to the cold London weather I have grown accustomed to. I loved it! It really felt like spring.

Out of all the things I love about Lisbon, the thing I think most excellently personifies the city is how colorful it is. Buildings are painted bright colors, murals cover empty walls, tiles bring small details into mundane city necessities like benches and wall-dividers. Here are a few snaps of Lisbon from this color-lover’s perspective. Enjoy!

That’s all for now – see you next time!


  1. Reply

    Those pictures are beautiful! It looks like you had a really great time.

    I would love some pasteis de nata right now! When I went to Portugal a couple of years ago, it was one of the first things I tried and I instantly fell in love.

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      Thank you for the kind words! I absolutely adore pasteis de nata – I was so amazed when I first tried it!

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    And just a short bus/train ride away from Lisbon is Sintra – a city definitely worth a visit 🙂

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