I have a few group holidays coming up with friends this year so I really wanted to do something for myself to recharge. I’m madly saving for a flat in London which is soooo hard but with some ingenious thinking I made the trip happen.
I used frequent flyer points to get to Lisbon with BA and due to availability had to go business class on the way there! Free champagne and unlimited warm scones were not Paleo but I did enjoy them! I booked so far ahead I got this great little Airbnb which was a perfect size for me and located near the main city areas for beautiful cafes and long wandering walks of reflection.
I did two tours which were good to get a sense of the area and help me explore places I wouldn’t have before. The first was a general tour about Lisbon with Lisbon Walker. These guys are great for the solo traveler as you just rock up and they do the tour rain or shine! I learnt a lot about the area post the major earthquake and got to ride a local tram that was over 100 years old.
The second tour was with Lisboa Autentica, at night on their gastronomy tour. So much fun on this tour tasting lots of different Portuguese foods. The best bit were the custard tarts as they were still warm from the oven! This tour group has a min of two so if you are on your own you will need to flexible so that they can join you to another group.
Have you been travelling recently? Where are you off to next?