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  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal
  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal
  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal
  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal
  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal
  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal
  • Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal

Road trip from Porto to Lisbona – 3 friends exploring Portugal

Between the madness of organizing wedding and business trips I finally have managed to get my hands on my camera and to get all my photos on computer from my last trips including Portugal adventure.

Despite it was just couple of weeks ago, seems that year has passed by as so many things has happened in between. However it is nice to see the pictures and get that lovely nostalgic feeling of the holiday fun with my girls. Already can’t wait to go for a next adventure with them.

We voted for a road trip to get that freedom and luxury to choose what time to wake up, where to stop and what to see on the way so we rented a car. Less we knew that renting car online trough supplier and actually picking it up and having an extra contract would cost us double for insurance, but we learned our lesson to never take insurance online, but directly when you hire a car.

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Young and free

Happy after several hours of driving we found ourselves at the windy coast of Ericeira – a small town loved by surfers and win gurus.

Ericeira | www.missathletique.com

Oj! Ericeira

Ericeira, Portugal | www.missathletique.com

Blue accents on a white houses made the architecture to pop out even more

Streets of Ericeira | www.missathletique.com

Streets of Ericeira

street art, Ericeira | www.missathletique.com

Street art that must be used as part of picturtes

Ericeir streets | www.missathletique.com

Oh those beautiful streets of the lovely Portuguese seaside town

Portugal_June16_008The first night we just stayed that this lovely surfer’s city enjoying tapas at a cozy seaside bar.

Ericeira, colorful houses | www.missathletique.com

My perfect summer house at surfing paradise – Ericeira

Sintra | www.missathletique.com

Sintra a charming city

The day after we just spent at beach and exploring around, like going to Cabo da Roca – the western most extend of Europe. Pity the information center stopped working otherwise we would be able to get even a certificate that we have been there as a memory and souvenir from there.

Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca seaside

Hands up for Cabo da Roca | www.missathletique.com

Hands up for Cabo da Roca

cliffs at Cabo da Roca, Portugal | www.missathletique.com

cliffs

friends at cabo da roca

Moments that must be shared

Cabo da Roca - the westernmost extent of Continential Europe | www.missathletique.com

Cabo da Roca – the westernmost extent of Continential Europe

Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca

The last days we spent at Lisbon to get some dose of the culture, shopping and this friendly and lively city.

One good piece of advise for girls – if planning to sleep at Bairro alto – central part of city which is in uphill and the streets are from cobble stones, leave your heels home! not possible walking those streets on heels. Instead take a shoes to change if heading dancing or if want to experience a real nightlife and partying on the streets liek locals (like we did) it’s best to have some sneakers. The night life, small street bars and their food are just great addition to those warm June nights ar Lisbon. Did you know that June is a month of celebration and parties on the streets? You are welcome!

Fado, street art at Lisbon | www.missathletique.com

Fado through street art

Fado is typical Portuguese music that can be heard playing in bars and pubs, or street artists around the Bairro Alto, so just stop by if hear this lovely melody to capture the Portuguese moment.

old town Lisbon | www.missathletique.com

Old town and steep cobble stone streets

These streets at night is dazzling of life, music and dances that shouldn’t be missed if want to experience the real nightlife and feel the city’s spirit.

Sunset over Lisbon | www.missathletique.com

Sunset over Lisbon. Bridge of 25th April and Christ the King. 

This was revolutionary for me seeing that San Franciso Golden Gate Bridge and Christ the Redeemer from Rio are found at Lisbon! As turns out the Christ the King statue was actually inspired by the one in Rio, not vice versa as were thinking of. But putting these 2 together in one picture was just something truly particular and impressive.

selfie with Jesus

Selfie

We had to have it. (and Who closes at 18.30 Christ statue after all?  not fair!)

rooftops of Lisbon by Miss Athlètique | www.missathletique.com

Lisbon rooftops from Bairro Alto

This is a view from Bairro alto to the red rooftops of the city.

coffee brake

Enjoying the coffee break with great thinkers

Lisbon, tower

Santa Justa Lift at Lisbon to see the city from up

This is a place you definitely should get up. we tried 2 days in a row but the waiting lines were just too long to lose precious time left at the city. So we decided to come back next time and be first ones in the line.

Lisbon history | www.missathletique.com

A piece of Lisbon History

Port, Lisbon

Port at Lsibon, Portugal

Port of Lisbon is a nice place to hang out, go for a stroll or run or just enjoy some drinks under the sunshine.

paper ship, port, Lisbon

Paper ship architecture at docks of Lisbon

friends at Lisbon

Happy girls ar the prettiest

Indeed, Happy girls are prettiest! And these 3 had great fun exploring Portugal and sure we know – we will be back! ( Me for sure hooked on surfing as soon as I cough that wave and stood up!  and those beautiful patterns and tiles that makes the towns and cities charming and mysterious).

Patterns and Colors some happy moments from Porto in my next posts, so stay tuned and happy Monday!

 

 

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