At this very same time last year, me and my friend Michelle went for a conference trip to Lisbon. We decided to spend a couple of extra days to enjoy the city.
I did an exchange semester in Lisbon a while back, so the trip was a lovely reunion with the city. I remember long walks admiring the tiled buildings, the river, eating Pastel de Nata and overlooking sunsets from the old town, Alfama.
This time I had a little more money and a very close friend with me. Michelle and I rented a gorgeous French-style apartment, which was close to the seafood restaurants, small shops and not too far away from the main square of Lisbon. My favourite part of this little trip was of course – the botanical garden.
As you may know I have a soft spot for everything green. Even more when it is exotic, accompanied by colourful peacocks and surrounding old terracotta buildings. The botanical garden is really worth a visit if you are in Lisbon.
And if you are in town, I also recommend: