Every year the girls have a tradition of arranging a weekend trip to an unknown destination. The trip this year was planned by my cute friends Betina and Anna, and they managed to keep the destination a secret for many months. We met up at Anna´s place Thursday night for dinner and wine, and 4 o’clock in the morning we left for the airport, eager to find out where we were going. The destination was revealed when we got our boarding passes; we were leaving for Portugal and no better place than Lisbon. Hurray!
Tram #28 and Shellfish Bonanza
Arriving Lisbon, the sun was out and the weather was warm. Felt good for cold Norwegians from the rainy north. The good ambience of Lisbon hit us from day one.
We arrived the apartement at lunch time to leave our luggage and went out for a nice meal and some bubbles. Then we jumped on Tram #28 after lunch and had a nice tour around the city. A must-do Lisbon attraction that takes you through the city. Hop on and off and enjoy the cobblestone narrow and steep streets with beautiful houses. Hand painted tiles in all shades of blue and green all around, and a lot of history in the walls. Really charming.
This was the view from our balcony in Rua Damasceno Monteiro. So charming with the hand painted tiles.
We ended the night with a crazy shellfish bonanza at Cervejaria Ramiro, a must eat place for everyone that likes fish and shellfish. Amazingly fresh food straight from the ocean.
Surf´s up – Costa de Caparica
Next day we were picked up in the morning by Rui from Epic Surf School. He gave us a ride to the beach in Costa de Caparica were we had a full day course with two sessions; morning and after lunch. We had nice weather, cute surf instructors and great surfing conditions for newbies like us.
Happy surfers enjoying after-surf drinks in the sunset.
Sunday – sightseeing day
Last day was spent around the beautiful streets on Lisbon with a Tuk-Tuk ride and a cute portuguese student as a guide. He took us all around town and had a great knowledge of the Lisbon history which he gladly shared with us.
Lisbon has good vibes in all ways; great people, charming streets and houses, splendid food & wine and a good location to the beach – surfers paradise.