Wanderlust Mondays: Lisboa, Portugal

I wanted to start something new and fun on the blog. I, for one am very excited about it. This is going to be a new series called ‘Wanderlust Mondays‘. Its going to be a travel related series where I share with you some of my travels and there maybe some surprise guest posts too from globetrotting friends. I feel like travel and the wanderlust for all that is beyond where I currently live is such an important part of who I am that I wanted to share it with you all too. I wanted to introduce you all to the many places I have been and places that I would like to go and things I would like to do. Also, what better way to start off the week than with some beautiful pictures of far away places to ease us into the work week…ermmm.. totally not procrastination though!

I would also love to hear from you all! Where all have you been? What is your favorite city? Which places are on top of your travel wishlist?

I have been posting some pictures on my Instagram  about our travels to Lisbon, or Lisboa like the locals call it. To say that the city was a love at first sight is an understatement. The colors of all the buildings, the laid back vibe of the city, the friendliness of its people totally add to its charm. For me the most iconic part of Lisbon has to be the architecture and the old world charm this city exudes. Every where you look there is a breathtaking building in a beautiful color and it seems that only Lisbon can pull off having such contrasting colored buildings be side to side.

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Lisboa_The Whisking Bowl The best views of Lisbon are seen from the Santa Justa Lift. You can catch a glimpse of downtown Lisbon, the old quarters, the Saint George Castle, the 25 de Abril Bridge and the Christ the King statue ( a shrine overlooking the city of Lisbon).

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Lisbon is famous for its trams, especially Tram 28 that goes through the Alfama district.

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The Rua Augusta Arch and the Commerce Square were rebuilt to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake.

The Rua Augusta Arch is a stone, triumphal arch-like, historical building and visitor attraction in Lisbon, Portugal, on Commerce Square, built to commemorate the city's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake

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Archways that led to the water.

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Another iconic aspect of Lisbon is the Azulejo – a form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work that have been produced there for five centuries. They are found all over the city in varying exquisite designs.

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Lastly, the PASTEIS DE BELEM. The egg tart pastry that Lisbon is word famous for…. and these little pieces of heaven do this honor justice. I have to recreate these at home and will share a recipe with you soon!

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Lisboa_The Whisking Bowl

I hope you enjoyed this ride through Lisbon. Stay tuned for a city guide for Lisbon soon on the blog. Next up on Wanderlust Monday, our day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sintra in Portugal.

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