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Trip to Lisbon

During May we went for a short break to Lisbon in Portugal. I’d been there once before for work and had really wanted to go back to explore it further. We stayed in a lovely boutique hotel with views from our balcony overlooking the river.

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And as the hotel was high up, the views extended over the surrounding rooftops.

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Walking around the streets I was amazed by the beauty of the many tiled buildings and the variety of patterns…

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Even the streets were paved in pattern…

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Built on seven hills the streets of Lisbon can be extremely steep. Trams are a great way to get around the city (if you can manage to squeeze in!)

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And a visit to Lisbon is not complete (in my opinion) without a visit to Pasteis de Belem for their amazing custard tarts. The custard recipe is a well-kept secret and even the pastry makers don’t know it!

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Enjoy!