Portugal was never in my travel plans but this spontaneous visit was a pleasant surprise. Lisbon the nations capital refreshed my inspiration with grand pedestrian boulevards lined with slick white Portuguese tiles. The Hausseman-like configuration of buildings and streets offered me with the perfect ambiance to promenade through the historical sites of the city. The steep hills and narrow streets through some parts of the city were often a laborious workout but I was never more than a few steps from a homely cafe or bar. I fell in love with Lisbon and added this city to my list of places I would like to live in.
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