Sallim – Deserto
After some months in Riga, I finally had some time to visit my relatives and my friends in Lisbon.
It´s always good to be back and feel the warm confort of home: listen your language; eat the traditional dishes you miss the most; even read local newspapers. (Actually, this chronicle starts with a song that I discovered after reading a report about the new portuguese music scene.)
I have to start to say that I went to my hometown in the right time: in June, during the festivities of the town, when Santo António, ‘patron of Lisbon’, is celebrated.
I spent more than 1 week in my country´s capital and had a great time. Lisbon is nowadays packed with tourists and the atmosphere is unique. Plus, summer has finally arrived and there are a lot of outdoor activities to do.
During these days, I had the chance to visit Cascais and Estoril [you can see the photo essay here], two villages in the coastline, where people go to get some sun and enjoy the ocean, walking the sidewalk that connects every beach.
In Lisbon, I went to some amazing viewpoints: São Pedro de Alcântara, Adamastor and Graça, where I met my friends to drink a beer and I heard some live music at the sunset.
Nevertheless, I visited Jardim Amália (on the top of Eduardo VII Park, where every year takes place Lisbon´s Book Fair) and walked from Marquês de Pombal do the downtown.
Thanks to the EuroCup, I also met some foreigners! In fact, Praça do Comércio has a huge screen to follow every match and it´s one of the many spots over the city where people gather to watch the games.
I like this area because you have many parks to relax in front of Tejo river. And you can do it with some fresh drink bought to the street sellers.
As someone who loves to walk, Lisbon is a perfect city for me, because – contrary to Riga – it has a lot of up and downs, as well as long avenues.
After such astonishing days in my hometown, my path will be walked in a new city. That´s right, I just moved to Nice, in the south of France, and from here I´ll blog in the next few months. Hope you all follow my new expat experience!