Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Queen of The Sea, Lisbon Portugal

One thing I didn´t like while I was studying the map of Europe is the small countries in the same area. But what I hate before, is what I am grateful now. Last November 14, 2017, me and my friends went in Lisbon Portugal for a short vacation.

Vueling
We booked our flight through Vueling. It cost us 84,98 euro per head. It is a 1 hour flight from Barcelona to Lisbon.

Vueling is an airline here in Europe. You have to pay to reserve your seat. Thankfully, one of our friends works in the said airline. So if you don´t reserve for your seat or no one will do that for you, please expect that you won´t seat beside your besty.











Accommodation

     By finding the best accommodation I always look for the following:

  • Places to visit in the area so I can have an idea where we should stay
  • We usually book an apartment so we feel more freedom and we can cook if we want to
  • The price range should be less than 100 euro. It depends on how many are you in the group. But I always consider that each person should pay at least 20 to 25 euro per night
  • Always look for the environment of the place and how comfortable the beds would be
  • Look for the Star the accommodation has and the number of guests that already stayed in the place
  • Read all the positive and negative comments
     Lisbon is my second destination here in Europe. My first was in Paris and we stayed in apartment. But this time, we got the best deal! 
     We stayed at Helia´s place.


  • For our 2 night stay, we only paid 160 euro. It means that each person paid 20 euro per night
  • It is a big apartment with 1 room
  • The 1 room has 2 individual beds
  • In the living area there is a BIG sofa bed. We are four and we slept all there ( Can you imagine how big it is? )
  • While looking for the address of the apartment, we got lost as usual.  I called Helia to help us and she told us to stay in our place. She and her husband Daniel looked for us and helped to bring our luggages
  • Our flight going back in at 21:05h so we asked if we can stay a little bit longer and Helia allowed us to stay until 18H! She even offered us to bring us in the airport
Transportation

     Metro / subway ticket only cost 6,50 euro unlimited for 24 hrs. 






Places to Visit in Lisbon

Sintra is a place outside but near in Lisbon. You can take a train that cost 10 euro back and forth already. When you arrive in Sintra, there´s a lot a people who will offer you tour package for only 30 euro per head. You can visit there castles and have a private car. Good to say that people there speak Brasilian, English, Spanish and more.


Cabo da Roca


Cabo da Roca is already one of my favourite place in earth. From that place, you can see the Atlantic Ocean. It´s amazing knowing that on the other part is already South America. You can see in some of my picture a green land, it seems like you are in New Zealand. Amazing place indeed!
From the city center of Lisbon, you need to take a train going to Sintra. It´s 30 minutes in train. 

Photographs are not enough to say how beautiful Cabo da Roca is!








Park and Palace Pena









Oceanario de Lisboa











26 comments:

  1. Aha... I really enjoyed this post. keep it up dear. :)

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  2. Lisbon is a great a place but it is only good to travel not stay. Obviously I had my share of experience. You have written it really great. Good pictures too.

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  3. Nice photos! Lisbon seems like a pretty cool place to visit. Maybe someday!

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  4. I was surprised at the prices in this, a lot cheaper than I expected they would be. I really liked the images in the Oceanario de Lisboa.

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  5. With that price, Lisbon seems a really nice place to visit. I heard Portugal is such a beautiful place!

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  6. These are some great tips. I have never been to Lisbon but may have to consider a trip!

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  7. Sounds and looks like a fun trip. My husband always talks about going to Portugal so hopefully this year we get to do it.

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  8. This looks so amazing - I have always wanted to visit Portugal. Hopefully I will be able to make this trip soon - it looks gorgeous.

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  9. I think that it was really a fun and exciting adventure on that place. It’s really nice to travel with your good friends.

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  10. What an amazing looking holiday! It seems like you had a great time as well, I would love to go to Portugal at some point for sure.

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  11. Ahhhh, Portugal. I would love to visit here one day. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

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  12. That looks so much fun! I am a homebody, but love to read about other places.

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  13. This sounds like such a great trip! I would love to go someplace like this. So pretty.

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  14. Don't get me started on how gorgeous Lisbon is! I visited this awesome city last year, I can't wait to visit again.

    Chad
    www.mosaicslab.com

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  15. Great tips on finding a place to stay. It sounded like a fun trip.

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  16. reading this makes me want to travel! great tips you got there and im sure you had fun!

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  17. I would love to see your images bigger (my eyes are bad). I'm not sure I'll ever get to Portugal, so looking at others photos are the best chance I have of seeing these beautiful places.

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  18. I visited Europe last summer, but I didn't make it to Portugal. I did get to Paris, though. It was so cool! If I ever get there again, I'll have to try Portugal.

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  19. Lisbon looks beautiful! It seems like you had a wonderful time getting to explore!!

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  20. Wow..it sounds like a fun trip. I have never been to Lisbon. I would love to travel there.

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  21. All these places in Lisbon are so purely beautiful. The photos are mind blowing. I loved the blue arch which looks like a Palace Entry !

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  22. Stunning! I wish I can visit theses places someday. I love that they have an option for unlimited use of the train. Coz here in Philippines, it's just always per ride.

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  23. What a great adventure! Your photos are so beautiful!

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  24. Lisbon has been on my travel bucketlist for so so long! it looks like such a gorgeous city!

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  25. It looks like you had a great trip and in a budget! Thanks for the tips, I have always wanted to visit Lisbon.

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  26. I have been there. It is indeed a lovely place to explore so I agree with all your points and places.

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