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Lisbon: Belem and Alfama

Following our short trip to Sintra, the next two days in Lisbon were spent in two of its famous neighborhoods, Belem and Alfama. We chose to spend the first day exploring the coastal town of Belem because we had gotten a glimpse of it on our Sintra tour and wanted to see what else the neighborhood had to offer. After leaving the metro station and doing some walking, Kristine and I found the Pont du Avril and immediately saw its resemblance to the Golden Gate Bridge. (It looked identical!)  ...

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Lisbon: A Day Trip to Sintra

If Madrid is the city that took my heart, Lisbon is the city that took my breath away. After meeting with Kristine at the Lisbon airport, we managed to successfully navigate through Lisbon’s metro system and when we emerged from the Baixa Chiado station, we were greeted by a stunning view of the city. For some reason, I had come to Lisbon thinking that there wouldn’t be a huge difference from Spain, but I was so wrong. (…and extremely ignorant!) Lisbon is often referred to as San  ...

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In The World Through Which I Travel, I Am Endlessly Creating Myself

I had been told that trying Chocolate Churros in Spain was a must, which made San Ginés the perfect first stop on Sarah’s itinerary. We ordered six to share and they came with a wonderfully thick chocolate sauce, which I may have consumed half of. After dropping my things off at Toc Hostel Madrid, we decided to grab lunch at Cervecería Cruz Blanca. This was my first introduction to Spain’s food culture. Unlike in Ithaca, it is typical for Spaniards to have lunch at 2pm and  ...

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