Visting Lisbon from the Algarve could not be easier. Train tickets are available online at CP and 3 hours later...you are in Portugal's hilly, historic, coastal capital. For a European city, accommodation for Lisbon is great value for money. We booked an apartment right in the heart of Bairro Alto, which was perfect for a short city break.
Down past Elevador da Bica, past Pink Street and along to the iconic square of Praça do Comércio, we caught the tram to Belém. A "must-do" when visiting, the tram is relaxing, offers great views and saves your legs! Belém tower (Torre de Belém) a UNESCO World Heritage Site was somewhere I particularly wanted to visit, as I didn't get chance on my last trip. Recommended by my friends, you have to visit Pastéis de Belém!! Founded in 1837, they bake the traditional pastel de nata from a secret recipe. I can tell you...they are amazing!! Hot, with cinnamon, they taste like no other pastel de nata!!
The Ria Formosa islands trip - another ticked off my bucket list! Hop aboard a luxury catamaran from Cais Portas do Mar in old town Faro. Cruise out through the lagoon, where you can spot the local wildlife. Visit the 4 different islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta.
Clear waters, secluded beaches and fish around your feet, it felt like the caribbean islands. Tickets can be purchased here at Viator.
My new favourite place in the Algarve! Hidden, unspoilt views with the most amazing rock formations and secret caves.
Definitely a "must-see" and an Instagram picture perfect location. I really love exploring new places, wandering and capturing great shots with my camera.
Outfit for the day was my new Pull & Bear mini combined with a classic white Mango top. Always trending, Gingham is a summertime check available to everyone. Shoes, jackets, accessories, pink, blue or black, whatever takes your fancy.
Check out my photo's of the incredible steps built into the cliff face... and yes I did walk to the bottom and back up!
One of my favourite cities to explore.... romantic, magical and the perfect Christmas getaway!
Wrapped up in my fur coat, and with a few cafe stops the many arrondissements of the city were explored. As true tourists we visited Paris's main attractions, watched a Paris Saint Germain football match at the Parc des Princes stadium and ate too many pain au chocolats! But my favourite has to be the beautiful French gothic architecture, particularly at the Notre Dame.
The last 2 days of the trip were even more special... Disneyland! A world totally transformed into Christmas... the parade, fireworks, Mickey's Magical Christmas Lights, boutique shops and the characters costumes.
One city I have always wanted to visit, and I already want to go
back! Trams, hilly, cobbled streets, old pastel-coloured buildings.
A beautiful Portuguese city in 30'c temperatures in October, I spent 3 days
Easy to travel around either on the metro, by tram or by foot, there
were so many places of interest. Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square,
Lisbon Zoo, Lisbon Oceanarium, Elevador da Glória were just some of my
Staying in the heart of the Lisbon, Bairro Alto Suites was perfect for our
stay. A recently renovated XV century building, with patisserie's nearby
and within walking distance to everything.