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Itinéraire de 12 jours au Portugal, sans voiture
Destinations, Europe, Portugal

Voyage au Portugal – Itinéraire de 12 jours sans voiture

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 louée sur 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. Mon moteur de recherche préféré pour trouver des billets d’avion pas chers: Skyscanner. 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 […]

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Beautiful Porto - 12 Days to discover Portugal
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12 Days to Visit Portugal – My Itinerary

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 flights […]

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Destinations, Europe, Portugal

Why You Need to Visit Óbidos in Portugal

The ultimate reason to visit Obidos in Portugal 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 […]

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Covento De Cristo
Destinations, Europe, Portugal

9 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Go to Tomar Right Now

Wow, I’m 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!!!  You’ll start to be amazed just walking outside the Covent. Poppies and orange trees offer splash of colors in the landscapes, and the labyrinthinc arrangements will surprise you in every corner.   The amount of details in the building is so impressive. You won’t know where to look! And my favorite part… the fountain that look just like it has magical powers. Looking for a place to stay in Tomar? Take a look at Tomar Hotels. Have you been there? Did you want to steal oranges like me? (I didn’t! …Did you?)

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My 5 Favorite Things About Lisbon

It’s the first time I talk 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. 1. The back alleys The number one advice I got before going to Lisbon was to check out the back alleys and I’ll give you the exact same advice. The back alleys are where you can feel the citizen vibe, see the typical hanging clothes and watch kids running. Memories hid in the back alleys. Tips : Even if I never felt insecure during my trip in Portugal, I would suggest you walk down the alleys by day. Not only will it be more secure, but it will also be more alive. 2. Lisbon is so colorful Colorful places give me energy and make me want to create. I sure felt creative in Lisbon where every building has in own ceramic color that creates a rainbow with […]

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