Portugal: Madeira

From the flight to a hellish first day to consistently not being able to get inside my Airbnb, Madeira was kind of a nightmare. I don’t at all attribute everything that happened to the island itself because Madeira is absolutely stunning, and I do really want to come back someday and actually tackle Pico Arieiro…

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Portugal: São Miguel

Not gonna lie, I was in São Miguel for one whole day before I decided that I liked it more than anything I’d done previously. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really glad that I saw Lisboa & Porto, and I’m going to carry those memories with me forever, but I also don’t think I’ll ever…

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Portugal: Porto

There are so many hills in this country. SO MANY. I heard Lisboa called the city of seven hills, and I joked it should be seventy, but ALSO SAME FOR PORTO. I somehow saw even more churches & monasteries while I was in Porto, and I’m hella excited about it, so read on for more…

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Portugal: Lisboa

On my first day in Portugal, Erin said she was shocked that I hadn’t already come up with a book. On my second day, my mom asked if I’d been there eight days already. Each day does truly feel like I’ve fit four days worth of activities in, but it’s been absolutely perfect, and Lisboa…

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Portugal, Aqui Vou Eu!

I can’t believe that I leave tomorrow. That’s insane to me. I’ve spent years waiting for other people to give me the time of day so that I could travel, and finally saying screw it and just going by myself feels like madness. I mean, I’m going abroad, for the first time in my life,…

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TTT: Why I’m Going to Portugal

Though this is labeled as TTT, we’re only doing five because that’s all I wanted to come up with and didn’t feel like trying to pull more out for no reason. And ICYMI, I’m headed to Portugal in–holy shit–three days! My flight leaves Friday evening, and I’ll be abroad for sixteen days. Since this is…

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