Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Through their Eyes - Lisbon

More fun in Portugal... Here are pictures from, what I think, is the most underrated city in Europe: Lisbon. What a town. Lovely little streets, gorgeous architecture and the vistas... Magnificent. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself:

Visiting the enchanting town of Sintra - First stop: The Moorish Castle... Again, the vistas from here, just stunning

And the gorgeous Pena Palace

Walking and getting lost in the little streets of Barrio Alto, and Chiado all the way to the waterfront

Taking stops for refreshments... Checking out the soccer scores because, we were in Ronaldo's country!!!
Grand Placa do Comercio

Visiting Castelo de Sao Jorge - Incredible views from the top

This little girl of mine... She is not so little anymore...

Walking the charming streets of Alfama

Being transfixed by an impromptu performance of Fado in Alfama - We all concluded that we could have spent the whole afternoon listening to those guys... What a treat! This, I think, is an experience that cannot be missed when visiting Lisbon.

Did I mention we were in Lisbon during the "Festa de Alfama"? Everywhere we walked about, the streets were beautifully decorated

Spending the afternoon in Belem, taking a leisurely walk from the Monument of the Discoveries to the Tower of Belem. Also stopping for an afternoon pick me up of coffee (us) Sumol (for the kiddos) and, you guessed it, pasteis de nata at the famous Pasteis de Belem... This friends, you have to have... So yummy!

Taking the cable cars to get around in the city... The 3 Euro going up to Barrio Alto was so worth it after a day of walking around hilly Lisbon - Our home base in Lisbon was Barrio Alto

Taking in the view of panoramic Lisbon for the different view points - Our favorites:

Portas do Sol
 Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara (just down the street for our Airbnb Apartment)
And to close up our vacay... Here is a little bit of our time in Istanbul
We met up with this crew for (yet again) another fabulous dinner (see picture from the last time we met up with them in Istanbul here)

Always so nice to hang out with these guys... Thank you so much for being so nice and taking time from your busy day to hang out with this family of crazy wanderlusters...

We also got to take in a little bit of the city...

Getting an ice cream cone in Turkey is such a treat... See more about Dondurma here

We packed a lot actually, we walked all the way from Taksim Square to the old town. We took breaks for tea and pomegranate juice, people watched (this is always a treat), had LOTS of snacks, the husband got a shave, the kids got some ice cream, we ate {more} awesome food and I even did a little bit of shopping (I got myself a mini Kilim...) It was a lovely day all around. I love it there. I can't wait to go back again, and again and again...

Want to see more of our family adventures, check out my instagram feed here. There are tons of pictures there
All posts about travel, here
More pictures from Portugal - Algarve Region, here
More Turkey here and here

Until next time friends!

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