When I first decided to fly over to Lisbon, I had the impression that it might be one of those cities that I would be bored with after the first day. After landing, I saw a lot of people waiting for their loved ones to come out of the luggage hall. It gave me this warm feeling that you never get in most parts of the world these days. The taxi driver was bragging about how beautiful his city is and how difficult it is for visitors not to come back. I dismissed all that in my head because he is talking about his very own city, who wouldn’t say that. I was mistaken, very mistaken indeed. Lisbon must be one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen anywhere.
The Portuguese capital city sits on a hilly site on the Tagus. Such a beautiful city rich in history, culture and beautiful sceneries. Besides Belém, Alfama has to be one of my favourite quarters in this city. It comes to life in the late afternoon with its bustling restaurants and bars and music in the air of its alleyways. It is the oldest part of town with its picturesque houses just clinging to the hillside. I can write about this beautiful city a lot but I will leave you to enjoy the photos instead.