Un voyage au Portugal est une façon abordable de débuter votre exploration de l’Europe. J’ai été séduite par la gastronomie, l’histoire et les plages de ce pays. En seulement 12 jours, il est possible d’explorer ses lieux les plus charmants, sans voiture! Jour 1 – Arrivée à Lisbonne Atterris à Lisbonne après un vol direct de Montréal, nous avons pris le métro jusqu’à Chiado, pour rejoindre notre chambre Airbnb. Je peux compter sur les doigts d’une main le nombre de fois où j’ai eu un vol direct et je ne peux pas être plus reconnaissante d’avoir fait ce choix. L’avantage, dans ce cas-ci, c’est que ça nous a laissé assez d’énergie pour explorer dès notre arrivée. Pour cette première journée de vacances au Portugal, nous avons pu boire un café à la Place Dom Pedro IV et marcher sur la touristique rue Augusta. La journée s’est terminée au Cais do Sodré pour voir le coucher de soleil sur le Tage. Jour 2 – Lisbonne La journée a été dédiée au quartier Alfama. Nous voulions prendre le célèbre Tram 28, mais il était bondé même tôt le matin. On a donc marché du quartier Chiado jusqu’au quartier Alfama, ce qui nous a permis d’admirer plusieurs […]
Pour l’article en français, cliquez-ici. While many travel blogs focus on long-term travel, I think it is absolutely possible to discover the world one bit at a time, with short vacations. In only 12 days, we went to the best places in Portugal. Being one of the most affordable country to visit in Europe, it seduced me with its delicious food, its history, and its beaches. Here’s my complete itinerary to visit Portugal, without a car! *Because round-trip were less expensive, we decided to arrive and quit from Lisbon. If you have a little more budget, I would suggest to arrive in Lisbon, and quit from Porto, or vice versa, to avoid back and forth. I exclusively used Airbnb for my accommodation during this trip. Sign up to Airbnb with this link and get a $25 credit towards your first stay! *** Day 1 – Getting to Lisbon We arrived in Lisbon after a direct flight from Montreal and took the subway to Chiado, where we rented a room on AirBnb. I can count on one hand the number of direct flights I took during my life and I can’t say how grateful I was about that one. I always try to pick the less expensive […]
The ultimate reason to visit Óbidos is just because it’s adorable. This small village is build within castle walls, and going there is like a time-travel in middle ages. Going there from the train station is a good walk (I wish I had a horse) but the view of the castle at the top of the hill is magical and it just motivated me to keep walking to discover what was inside. ** On your way between Lisbon and Porto, you may want to skip the stop to Obidos, but please, please don’t do that! It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a good meal, and take a break. ** Castle Walls First, it is a very small town so you can do everything by foot. Stop by the Tourist Office before entering the main entrance to get the map of the Historical Center. You can also find one online. I’d recommend to start by walking on the castle walls to have a general view of the town and surrounding landscapes. It’s only a 1,5k walk, but watch your steps as there’s no fence to prevent falls. …it’s not dangerous, but just don’t look at your phone while walking, you […]
Wow, I’m full busy preparing my trip to Rio in about a month! It is so hard to keep up with blogging during those time. So, here’s a quick photo essay of one of the most beautiful place I’ve seen in Portugal: Covento de Cristo in Tomar. Half way between Lisbon and Porto, Tomar is a small village, but with a beautiful historical site. I let you take a look… WARNING! Spoiler Alert!!! And my favorite part…. Wouaahhh…. :) Have you been there? Did you want to steal oranges like me? (I didn’t! …Did you?)
It’s the first time I talk to you about Portugal! Yay! I like to introduce a new destination on my blog, and what better way to do it than to tell you what I loved about the capital: Lisbon. Normally, I don’t say that you have to absolutely see the capital when visiting a new country, but in this case, Lisbon is so adorable that it’s a must-see, and I’ll tell you my 5 favorite things about this city.