The four days I spent in Lisbon after my friend’s magical Portuguese wedding in the north was the first stretch of time since Charlie and I started dating that I explored a foreign city all by myself.
Solo travel has its perks and its drawbacks, so I was appropriately both looking forward to and dreading this stint of “me time.” But Lisbon turned out to be the perfect city to conquer on my own.
Like so many places in Europe, Lisbon is extremely walkable, with narrow, lovely white-stoned streets to wander and shop. It’s got the vibrant, yet quaint feel of San Sebastian, Rome’s sense of old world grandeur, and San Francisco’s trolleys, bridges, and steep sidewalks.
I spent most of my time in Lisbon zigzagging between the two hills that surround the tourist valley in city center, admiring colorful painted facades and 16th century tiles, and stopping every few blocks to put something delicious in my mouth…. Continue Reading about A Healthy Hedonist’s Guide to Lisbon, Portugal