Located just a stone’s throw away from Lisbon is the quaint little town of Sintra. In my opinion, this is one of the best places to go outside of Lisbon if you are interested in Romantic Architecture of the 19th Century, or simply because you are after a day trip from Lisbon to escape the modern city.
Travelling around Lisbon with limited time is not a good idea – the city provides plenty of view decks on its hilly location to enjoy vistas of the river and the sea, rich architectural heritage that will leave you gasping in awe for its highly crafted details, labyrinthine cobblestone alleys with houses decorated in tiles to get lost wandering in, and sumptuous pastries and sweets to indulge on.
Portugal for me is like Philippines wherein travelers usually omit us as destination on a multi-country tour, Western Europe and Southeast Asia respectively. Yet when people finally get there, almost everyone falls in love with it (us) instantly. I know this about the Philippines as I’ve met and hosted a lot of travelers and it […]