With that being said, I've sifted through all of my travel photos and narrowed it down to my top 7 favorite countries/places I've been to. I really tried to narrow it down to five, but I couldn't. It was just too hard! So without further adieu, here is #7 off of my list!
Who I went with: my mother, father, brother, and nephew
Where we went: the Algarve region and Lisbon
When we went: summer of 2013
What we did: We stayed beachside in the Algarve region, but the weather was so bad we couldn't do much sightseeing. This was a huge disappointment, since the coast is supposed to be beautiful. In Lisbon, we shopped and ate, but a ton of things were closed down because there was a strike going on.
Why it's #7 on my list: Portugal would've been higher on the list if the weather was better and there wasn't a huge strike that shut all of Lisbon down. It was such an interesting place–– the food was great, the architecture was interesting, and the people were friendly.
|Lisbon: Looking at the Atlantic Ocean|
|Lisbon: I loved this apartment building! It was so cheery.|
|Lisbon: Exploring with my family.|
|Algarve region: On the only day that the weather was nice, we went on the choppiest boat ride ever.|
Out of the 40 people on the boat, only a handful didn't get seasick.
|Lisbon: the bridge.|
|Lisbon: One of the best meals I've ever had. It was my dad's birthday dinner.|
|Lisbon: "Open your eyes" in Portuguese.|
|Lisbon: Graffiti on tile.|
|Lisbon: "General Strike: June 27th"|
|Lisbon: Near the zoo, they had animals painted on the columns of the underpass.|
Stay tuned to read about my #6 place next week! If you've been to Portugal, what did you love about it? Feel free to share your experience in the comments below!