After the wonderful 2 and a half weeks I spent in Morocco, it was time for a relaxing week in Portugal where I was meeting up with my friend Conor from Australia. I had always heard how gorgeous Lagos, Portugal was from a couple friends but didn’t believe it until I got there. First stop was Lisbon and unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to explore the city as much as I wanted to. Lisbon was absolutely incredible and such a walkable city!While I only had one day there, I spent the majority of the day walking around to different parts of the city. During my walk, I walked through the Parque Eduardo where they were having a Portuguese book fair, down to the Columbus Pier where I watched the waves crash and admire the city from the oceanfront. After walking a couple miles, I decided to climb up the hill to check out the Castelo Sao Jorge.
The Castelo Sao Jorge was gorgeous and provided a great view of Lisbon. This Castle was built in the 11th century and was destroyed in 1755 by a very powerful earthquake that hit Lisbon. It was awesome to walk around and see what was left of the castle and learn a little bit about the Portuguese history.
After a great day of exploring Lisbon and promising myself to come back to explore more of this beautiful city with friends, I hoped on a bus to Lagos to soak up some sun and even out my Moroccan tan. While I only had 4 days in Lagos, I spent most of those days sunbathing on the beach, trying to get in shape for my bike ride coming up and eating a lot of food with Conor! I did not do too much exploring around Lagos except by foot. In the mornings on my morning runs, I would run around and admire the cliffs out in the ocean and at night I would walk around the town that was filled with tourists. It was a fun couple of days to relax and go out with a good friend after the crazy three weeks I had in Morocco!
Next stop, Germany to meet up with my high school best friend, Caroline who recently moved there! Munich, here I come!