Since I grew up spending my summer holidays in Italy or France, I'd never considered going to Spain. Let alone going to Portugal. I didn't know anyone who lived there nor had I ever heard stories about the country. But since both my sister and I had only visited not so warm cities this year (she went to Copenhagen, I went to London), we decided to go and get our tan in Lisbon.
It was a great decision, since it's easy to combine city-life and going to the beach without having to rent a car. You can easily take a train from Lisbon to Cascais for only €2.
You might have noticed that I haven't written in a while. That's because I kind of got tired of the internet and everyone knowing so much about your personal life. But since many people were complementing me on my article about London, I decided to continue writing about the subjects that really interest me. We'll see how that goes.
I especially love writing about the trips I make because I think it is so important to know where to go to when you're in a city you've never been to before. Especially in a city like Lisbon where it's full of tourist traps.
Don't you love the feeling when you finally settle down in a restaurant after a day of walking? That feeling when you take your first bite and roll your eyes at your travel partner because it's so damn good? I'm here to tell you about the places in Lisbon that will make you want to stay there.
I can not thank my sister enough for making this trip with me, and most of all taking all the pictures for my blog. She dragged her heavy camera all over Lisbon, which was so worth it. Make sure to follow her on Instagram @eileenvancr for more of her lovely work.
The place to be for late night music and drinks!
Metro station: Baixa Chiado
It takes a 40 min train ride to go from Lisbon to Cascais. If you're looking for an escape from the city, this is a great beach to visit. Don't forget your bikini!
Take the train from Cais do Sodré to Cascais
We loved taking the old fashioned trams! Sometimes we would just hop on a random tram with nowhere to go. It's very entertaining and great for sightseeing.
Take tram 28 at Martim Moniz