Lisbon: Love At First Sight

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It only took me a matter of hours to fall in love with Lisbon.

And over the course of my three-and-a-half-day trip there, I decided unequivocally that I could live there one day.

It’s the capital city of the fifteenth country I’ve had the opportunity of visiting in my lifetime, and already high on the list of cities I absolutely love and dream of living in one day (along with Sevilla and San Francisco).

Nearly every single feature of this city became a subject of giddy, childlike excitement and awe for me.

The panoramic views.

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The creaky trolleys.

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The steep and narrow cobblestone streets, lined with exceedingly charming buildings in every color of the rainbow, intricate ironwork prominent on their balconies.

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The historic buildings that are scattered throughout the touristy neighborhoods of downtown Lisbon and beyond.

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The beautiful waterfront walkway along the gaping Río Tejo, the 25th of April bridge in the distance.

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The graffiti.

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And the Costa Caparica beach, with some of the biggest waves I have ever seen, wasn’t too bad either.

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What it comes down to is this: Lisbon stole my heart.

I cannot wait to go back.

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