Portugal

A Portuguese Goodbye

And just like that my trip to Portugal is finished. With the snap of a finger, gone are the bright blue skies of Sintra and Lisboa and replaced with them are rain and clouds, the weather that Pittsburgh is so famous for. I truly had a terrific time in the Portuguese speaking part of the Iberian Peninsula and even though it was blazing hot (especially in Lisbon since it’s at sea level), I got some really bad sunburn (one cannot go to southern Europe and expect the sun to cooperate like it does in Belgium and Ireland), and some mosquitos found my right leg decidedly delicious to feast upon one night when dining outside (I got 10 mosquito bites that by the next morning had turned into painful welts), it was still a really memorable trip. I always felt bad for not visiting in college when I was studying in Spain since Portugal is “so close” and yet I’m somewhat glad I never visited. I think as someone in my late 20s, I could appreciate the sights and culture a lot more than back when I was a 20 year old college student.

I took a TON of photos and today have loads of wash and groceries to contend with, but rest assured that photos and posts galore of Portugal will be coming in the days and weeks ahead. For now, I leave you with some of my favorite photos that I took. (And please come back daily as I’ll be back to my more regular posting schedule ๐Ÿ™‚ Adeus!

More in this series!


You Might Also Like

14 Comments

  • Reply
    Miya
    September 10, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Beautiful fotos! Glad you had fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    the red headed traveler
    September 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    It’s a really great country and definitely off the tourist radar I feel for Americans ๐Ÿ™‚ Not to mention, it offered awesome photo opps at every turn just about ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Cascais, Portugal-a day at the beach | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

    […] in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem๏ปฟ A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Sintra, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Reply
    First Impressions of Portugal | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

    […] history and yet I was clearly mistaken.  More in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem๏ปฟ A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Sintra, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Reply
    Lisbon’s Praรงas | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 1:37 am

    […] praรงa has seen it all. And the best part about visiting one? It’s free. More in this series!A Portuguese Goodbye First Impressions of Portugal Bed & Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks […]

  • Reply
    Best Views-Lisbon, Portugal | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 1:37 am

    […] in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem๏ปฟ A Portuguese Goodbye First Impressions of Portugal Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks […]

  • Reply
    And we’re going to… | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 1:42 am

    […] to say I can’t wait for September!   More in this series:   A Portuguese Goodbye First Impressions of Portugal Bed & Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks […]

  • Reply
    Snapshots of Jeronimos Monastery | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 1:49 am

    […] in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem๏ปฟ A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Sintra, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Reply
    Trip Tips-Lisbon, Portugal | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 2:07 am

    […] in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem๏ปฟ A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Sintra, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Reply
    Igrea do Carmo-Lisbon’s Ghost Church | My great WordPress blog
    May 4, 2014 at 2:07 am

    […] in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem๏ปฟ A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Sintra, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Reply
    Portugal's Monument to the Discoveries - The Red Headed Traveler
    May 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    […] in this series! A Portuguese Goodbye First Impressions of Portugal Bed & Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks […]

  • Reply
    Sintra, Portugal Travel Tips - The Red Headed Traveler
    May 22, 2014 at 2:06 am

    […] in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Lisbon, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Reply
    Portuguese Azulejos - The Red Headed Traveler
    May 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    […] A Portuguese Goodbye […]

  • Reply
    Cabo da Roca-Portugal - The Red Headed Traveler
    July 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    […] is a small gift shop and cafe on the grounds.) More in this series! Casa Pasteis de Belem A Portuguese Goodbye Bed and Breakfast Review-La Quinta Colina Flora Portuguese Drinks Sintra, Portugal Trip Tips […]

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge

    Shares