Several days ago, I was enjoying the warmth of Portugal, I was there from the 21st of August till the 3rd of September and oh how I miss it... I immediately caught a cold after coming back too :/ Anyways, here's what went on there!
It all began at 4 am in the morning. Needless to say, no sleep was had
There's no direct plane from Lithuania to Portugal so I went to France first, wasn't too comfortable with no one speaking english. Plus they took away my sunscreen, so my milky white skin was not feeling too happy about it
After 7 hours of flying I finally arrived to Lisbon where I met up with Dark-Infamous
we then traveled back to her place. I got to experience the joys of subway, so that was pretty interesting! We spent the rest of the day resting and settling in.
Was very very hot. Just like the rest of the days. That day we went to the old town of Lisbon, which was beautiful <3 We went up to the castle, walked all around the streets, went to the riverside and enjoyed a meal out. In the evening, her family picked us up and we drove to her parents' house near the coast. We stopped by the mall to do some shopping too. It was already dark by the time we arrived to town, we went for a walk at the beach though and it smelled quite fishy.
The whole family and me went to see various Portugal's monuments. First one was the castle of Obidos. It was marvelous! We were allowed to walk on the castle walls, which was pretty scary from that high up. It was in a post festival state so there were still medieval themed decorations, even a guy dressed up as Gandalf
After that we had a picnic lunch and moved on to the next location, it was the mansion of Batalha. There was a wedding going on there at the time, but we still had a look around. After that we visited the Alcobaca lovers church, which had a very interesting story about it, involving a coronation after death. There was a wedding going on there too, but we explored it plenty and it was magnificent, it had a lovely inner garden, reminded me a bit of the Harry Potter kind of gardens. The last thing we visited was the Fatima Sanctuary. Looked a bit like Vatican, just smaller. It also had an interesting legend behind it, and people there were a bit too excessively religious to my taste.
Their family friends took us to the island of Berlengas on their boat. It was like an amusement park ride or something, just jumping through the waves and being splashed all over! The island was amazingly beautiful, it had a castle in the water, caves going through the mountain and many seagulls. The water itself was so clear you could see the bottom of the ocean, all the fish and everything! First we climbed the mountain to the lighthouse, then continued the mountain path down to the castle. Me and Rita went swimming right there, it was extremely cold... took me a while to get in. Also the current was pretty strong. After that we had lunch in the castle and moved on to the beach where we spent the rest of the day. It was lovely <3
This day was a day for relaxation. We chilled at home, had a walk, watched a movie and had a good time.
Their friends invited us all over, so we went there and had barbecue. They also had a pool, so it was a great relaxing day. And they also served pies. Their pies are amazing, I just LOVED it. Also had some sketching done there.
We took the bus back to Lisbon, went shopping to the mall and basically spent time resting.
This was probably the most memorable day for me. We went to Lisbon's oceanarium. It was my first time ever in a place like this, and it was incredible. It's really an experience, like you're watching the life in the water being right there next to them! Ah all the sharks and rays and fishies
Definitely recommend everyone to visit if there's a chance.
This day we went to the Lisbon zoo. So many animals were seen! We started off with the dolphin show, which was fanfrickintastic!! I never knew they could do that even, it was just so inspiring to watch :3 We had a chance to take a picture with a sea lion as well, which turned out so terrible we didn't take it. We went around and saw the free flying birds show as well. It's amazing how domesticated they become there. We also took a ride on the cable car. Just a great day.
We went around Lisbon to a park, fed duckies, just spent the day there, enjoying the nature and shade. Did some more sketching there as well.
Spent the day at home having a fun time.
Went to Lisbon's center for souvenir shopping and more looking around. It was my second to last day there.
Packing, cleaning, getting ready to leave. We stayed up all night till 2am. After two hours of sleep on the next day, I left back home. It was 12 hours of traveling this time.
All in all, it was a great trip, and I've been taken care of wonderfully. I had so so so much fun with Dark-Infamous
, every day was entertaining no matter what we were doing, so a big thanks to her :3