The Village Life: Portugal

After 3 days in Paris, I met up with my family in Portugal where my parents are from. I flew into Lisbon and the first stop was a small village Montemor-o-Novo where my dad is from. Our Airbnb was like staying at the Love Island villa! It was full of cats (which I love), a private pool and isolated from everyone. We stayed here for several days which was not enough for my tan to turn me into a beautiful caramel human being. However, it was great to catch up with my family who I haven’t seen for 6 years.

After we left there we headed to Algarve to another Airbnb WITH NO WIFI!! Gosh, what a struggle that was… I intended to start editing my Paris vlog and have it uploaded by then. You know how it goes, it never works out the way you want it too. Algarve was very touristy but it had an amazing beach with reserved beach seats that got me excited about the other Europe destinations I was about to visit.

The last place we stayed at was in Setubal and OMG when I tell you it was torture I am not exaggerating. Most days I thought I wasn’t going to make it out of there without having a mental breakdown. First thing, we had no air conditioning and the second thing was that Portugal was hit with a huge heat wave. It was reaching 46 degrees at night and over 50 degrees during the day. It was absolutely crazy I pretty much didn’t sleep the whole time!

Apart from the heatwave extravaganza, it was amazing to see the architecture and catch up with family for 2 weeks. There are a lot of castles around Lisbon and different types of museums that you can check out too. Most of the 2 weeks I spent trying not to break a sweat and seeing family so I didn’t get to do much else.

by her x

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