Browsing All posts tagged under »Portugal«

I Did It (And So Can You!) Thoughts From Lisbon.

December 9, 2011


If you’re bored with me being in Lisbon, it ends tonight. When I was with Erin, I learned of a new concept I’d never heard of before – counting down the “sleeps.” I have six more sleeps until I’m home, and I’m about to go backpacking gangbusters through Spain. Nevermind the fact I just spent […]

Being Lazy in Lisbon

December 8, 2011


I’m listening to two Australian girls try to plan the rest of their itinerary. Traveling alone was the best move… Ever. “We should go to Sevilla after Madrid.” “But why are you being so persistent about Sevilla?” “Because it’s written up as one of the best places in Spain.” “I didn’t read that.” “Shhh you’re […]

Choose Your Own (Fairytale) Adventure II

December 7, 2011


Lisbon has me in a very happy place. With seven travel days to go, I’m having the best time yet because a) I’m finishing the trip at or under budget, b) I didn’t lose my three-month Eurail pass with two unredeemed months to go, c) I’ve had two head colds and no other illness this […]

Happiness Will Do That To You In Lisbon

December 6, 2011


Happiness breeds happiness. I’m making sure to not waste these last few days. I know, comfortable as it would be, not to slip into cruise control and coast the rest of the trip. There is plenty to see and plenty to be done. My cousin told me to keep approaching everything as fresh as I […]

Love & Life & Lisbon… & Lattes.

December 5, 2011


For no one particular reason, I’m going to remember today. Ten days to go. I had my last day of work (and it was a half-day) exactly four months ago, on the fifth of August. A lot has happened since then. I think today was special because it had a bit of everything best about […]

Last Stop Lisbon

December 4, 2011


When I got off the train in Lisbon, I officially checked off every city I’d intended on getting to this trip, with more than a handful of unexpected others already visited. I made it with eleven days of travel left. I accomplished everything I wanted, and I ended up with a week to spare. Maybe […]

“10% off because your smile,” in Lisbon.

December 3, 2011


Two years ago, in Egypt, I wrote a post titled “It’s going to suck to get back to the U.S. and be ugly again.” The same feeling is returning, if slightly in jest. But to backtrack a bit, I spent yesterday wandering Barcelona. I ate croquettes and drank Barcelona-brewed beer in a back alley restaurant […]


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