Goodbye, Africa. Hello, Europa! – Among Other Things (The Blog)

Lisbon, I like you (already)!

Olá de Portugal, meus amigos!

I’m writing to you from my new European outpost this afternoon — beautiful Lisbon — this month’s Remote Year vacation spot and my house for the month of March.

photos of the famous no 28 cable street car in lisbon portugal

If you’ve been following alongside on Instagram, you’ll have observed that I transitioned to Europe over the weekend after spending two months in Africa (4 weeks in Cape Town and 5 in Morocco).

If you overlooked my One Month Remote Year recap, you’ll be able to click on right here to catch up.


We arrived to Lisbon at the cusp of Carnaval — which is the Portuguese model of Mardi Gras — sooo… Yeah. It’s taken a bit of extra time than “customary” to get settled, although I’ve acclimated lovely simply right here/.

three american girls with glitter on their faces celebrating carnival (carnaval) in barrio alto in lisbon, portugal

It amazes me how the Portuguese can celebration ‘til five a.m. and be up and at ‘em for paintings tomorrow… And you know I love to par-tay.

Or perhaps I’m simply gettin’ previous. Hehe.

Here are some footage from the weekend:


Anywho, along with Carnaval festivities, I did spend a just right period of time in our co-working house (which is kinda like a WePaintings) getting arranged.

My time has been differently spent espresso store hoppin’, wandering and strolling — or mountaineering, quite; it’s hilly right here. Taking in all of the implausible points of interest Lisbon has to supply, too. I swear, I’ve a kink in my neck from observing structure lots of the day. … Which approach I’ve numerous footage to percentage!

I’ve discovered that I’ve been running a blog about my Remote Year enjoy a bit of ass-backward with ya’ll, so I believed I’d percentage a bit of of my present residing state of affairs in Lisbon with you presently as opposed to after-the-fact.

Over at the ‘gram I’ve gotten some superb native suggestions and reader favorites for the most productive Lisbon eating places, cafés, sightseeing guides and so forth (bookmark this put up when you’re making plans a Eurotrip quickly) — so thanks!

I’d love any further guidelines or “can’t pass over this” type-of-things you’ll have so as to add — be happy to take action within the feedback under.


In the interim, I’ve were given my paintings reduce out for me this month. Lisbon, the place have you ever been all my existence?!

Tomorrow afternoon, I’ve were given a handful of hyperlinks to percentage that experience saved me contemporary aircraft go back and forth) — and on Monday, I’ve were given a Remote Year packing put up queued up for you.

Until then… Tchau, babes! Hope you’ve a really perfect weekend looming.


Photos from @halliekwilson on Instagram |#hkweurotrip

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