Today I wanted to share the second part of our two week trip to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco (here is the first part.) After Madrid we rented a car and drove a long 7 hour car ride to Lisbon, Portugal. I speak Portugese so I was excited to be able to use it. Lisbon is a beautiful city with lots of hills and it isn’t too big. This combined with the fact they have a look a like Golden Gate Bridge, it reminded me of San Francisco a bit. We weren’t in Lisbon too long but we did the regular tourist stops including Sao Jorge’s castle and Vasco de Gama’s tomb. We also ate lots of pasteis de nata which are little custard pies (we ate them warm sprinkled with a little cinnamon.) They were delicious. In Bairro Alto we went to an awesome store that sells the handmade shoes I’m obsessed with (address is below.) We tried to go to Sintra but just ran out of time so we’ll have to go next time. After Lisbon we drove a few hours to a teeny tiny adorable beach town called Salema that sits on the southern most tip of Portugal. Since it was the off season it was pretty desserted. It was so great to get out of a city and have a good beach day. We made a quick trip to nearby Cape Sagres where there is a lot of exploration history and where they believed the earth ended.
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Cool Portuguese Handmade Shoes: We3 – Loja do Chiado Rua da Misericordia, 102 Chiado – Lisbon, 1200-273 Portugal
Original Maker of the Pastel de Nata: Casa Pastéis de Belém Rua de Belem 84, Lisbon 1300-085, Portugal