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  • Side street in Alfama

    Pros/Cons: Portugal

    When chatting with my BFF Laura about my blog before I departed from the States, I was worried I wouldn’t have enough things to write about (which is now laughable – I can hardly…

    October 1, 2015
  • Beach day at Cascais

    Cascais, Portugal

    Last week I was able to meet up with my friend, Samar, once more. I took the train to her stop at Santo Amaro where we met and then drove her car on to…

    September 30, 2015
  • Music Portugal

    What I’m Listening To: Vol. 2

    When I find music I like I listen to it over and over until I’m sick of it. Eventually by Tame Impala is the poor dead horse that I’m currently beating.…

    September 28, 2015
  • Food/Drink Portugal

    Time Out Market & Fado Music

    Yesterday I spent the day “fannying around” with my new English friend, Chris. We’d met a few days prior at the hostel, but when I sat at the same table as him during breakfast…

    September 28, 2015
  • And here is the same picture with a bit different composition. This picture is a bit more interesting and appealing simply because of the way it's laid out - it has more life to it than the centered pic

    TBT: Sintra

    Earlier this week I tagged along with a few other girls who were going to Sintra, a small town just 40 minutes outside of Lisbon by train. I knew I had wanted to go…

    September 24, 2015
  • Coffee and chicken-filled pastry

    A Day in the Life: Lisbon

    This may surprise you, but I don’t do much all day. I don’t go on tours or visit museums – I don’t even search for the most highly recommended restaurants. I spend much of…

    September 23, 2015
  • Rooftops of Lisbon

    Never Say Never

    Not three days into my year-long adventure and I already have a reputation in the hostel as the girl who is down to hang. My promises to “chill out and call it any early…

    September 20, 2015
  • My street in Lisbon

    Day 1: Portugal

    The first leg of my journey is over and I’ve made it to Lisbon, Portugal! I flew from Chicago to Boston, where I endured an eight hour layover (which went surprisingly fast). From there…

    September 18, 2015