07 June 2013

lisbon with the ladies

I met the ladies again; this time in Lisbon. It's quite therapeutic, you know.

We rented an apartment in Chiado.
We stopped here for a coffee and a breakfast treat called Pão Deus every morning. God Bread, indeed.
We absolutely loved this restaurant. Make a reservation.
This bistro was fabulous, too, especially the staff. Order the red sangria here, but skip it at other places. The tapas was good & so were the crepes.
We rode Tram 28 everywhere. Buy the day pass. Taxis were cheap and quick, too.
We listened to Fado here late one night in Alfama. Go late & skip the dinner. The red house wine was expensive and gross but the entertainment priceless. Think of it as your price of admission.
We lounged in the bright Portuguese sun in Belem near this monument.
We lingered in this flea market. I've never seen anything quite like it. Check for fleas.
We had a brunch-style early lunch here. I would go again in a heartbeat.
We never made it here, but wish we had.
We made a rookie mistake & paid dearly for crappy food near the cruise ship port. We know better. Don't repeat our mistake.

We mostly just talked.  And ate. And drank. And took pictures. And drank. And shopped. All the while talking.
We made this trip with only four of us, down from our usual six or seven.
We also vowed to keep the trip going each and every year...come hell or high water.
Wouldn't you?

(Excuse the cliche'. I can't help myself.)

So far, I've been here, here, here and now Lisbon with this group.
I have no words to accurately describe how good this is for girlfriends...deep-down-in-your-bones good.

Where shall we meet next time?


  1. I am totally jealous! I so want to go to Portugal. One of these days I am going to get my hubby to take me there or like you go on a girls trip there. So glad you had a great time!

    1. It's a great place for a girls' trip!

  2. What a fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing your photos so I can share from a distance!

  3. How wonderful to make such a trip with girlfriends. You make Lisbon look soooooo inviting! Thank you for reminding me that I MUST get to Portugal, and soon!!!!

    1. Yes! It was lovely. I hope to return with my family soon. Oddly, my nine-year-old daughter is very interested in Fatima. Hmmmm...I suppose it has nothing to do with her teacher, Suor Mariaelisa.

  4. it's a great tradition, keep it going! Marocco for your next trip?
    I love the photos, I can recognize a couple of places.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I am open to almost anything, but I insist on a direct flight. LOL. I'm not high maintenance or anything, am I?

  5. yes what a fantastic tradition! gorgeous photos I love that one with the trolley!
    and thanks for all the 411, bookmarked that rental site ;)