September 2, 2015

Lisbon, Day 3

Remember that time I went to Lisbon? I can't believe that was two months ago! It feels like it was a lifetime ago! I loved Lisbon so much and couldn't wait to blog about it...and then I didn't, but here I am, determined to finish these posts and tell you all about how Lisbon should be the next city you visit in Europe.

If you haven't read my previous posts, or have forgotten since it's been so long, you can recap to our first day, the food tour we took on our second day, and the rest of that day.

When my mom and I planned this trip, we planned it for the two of us with the idea that, if The Pilot had the time off from work, he wold join us. Well, he got the time off, so on our third day, that''s just what he did!

He landed just as we were finishing breakfast and we headed out on a sightseeing bus tour around the city.

L>R The Camp Pequeno, Lisbon's bullring (In Portuguese bull fighting, the bull is not killed), the Portuguese flag, the Aguas Livres Aqueduct.
We got off in Belem, which is the first place in Belem where we found hoards of tourists. Belem is where the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is. The Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which I would someday like to go back and actually tour. It wasn't really on our agenda and the lines to get in were ridiculous, so we opted to skip it and continue on our way.

Of course, as we were making our way back, I stumbled on this...

...they were taking down the podium from a race that morning! If I had known that there was a race going on, I definitely would have run while I was in Lisbon...and I actually looked for one!

At this point, we were hungry for lunch so we made our way to the Timeout Mercado da Ribeira, a food market that plays host to some of the best chefs in Lisbon.

We ate suckling pig sandwiches and ice cream. It was basically heaven. Yup. Fun fact: I've been a pescatarian for over 9 years, but when it comes to roast pork...all bets are off...good thing that only comes around once in a blue moon!

After lunch, we took Ryan to Chiado to peruse around and then showed him around all of the spots in central Lisbon. 

These are easily some of my favorite photos from the trip. 
After even more walking around (seriously, I averaged 20,000 steps a day while we were there!), we made our way to the Cervejaria Trinidade for dinner, a former monastery turned brewery with phenomenal seafood and excellent beer. 

We took another walk to the Jardim de S. Pedro de Alcantra to show The Pilot the view and it was ul just as beautiful at night as it was at sunset!

Recapping this trip is making me want to go back right now! 
I loved Lisbon so much. It was so stunningly beautiful and will definitely be a place I return to...
sooner, rather than later!

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