I’m writing now that I’m at home, my hair is still salty from a dip in the Atlantic, and my room looks like a bomb of clothes, film rolls, cameras, maps and azulejos just exploded. I’m back from four days in Lisbon, Portugal, which I wish were a bit longer since it was a really fun trip full of laughter, chit-chats, fights, new experiences and cool places.
Things that should be noted about this trip:
– A night out with a friend, who’s studying in Lisbon, at Casa Independente, an apartment converted to a kind of community centre, with refurbished decor taken from the street and spaces to eat and dance; the neighborhood where it is situated was a not-so-safe one, but thanks to this place and some other points of interest like restaurants and cafés, is becoming the new chic place to be. + thumbs up for the weird DJ and for me and the Beheaded, because when we arrived nobody was dancing, but when we left, everybody was.
– Feira da Ladra, where I bought three lovely tiles that I’m planning to use in my future house somehow. And where I also wanted to steal a fluffy puppy (an old, grey, fluffy puppy?) who was hanging between the stands.
– The b&b we were staying in. Apparently there are no heaters in Lisbon houses, but I think the cat Bonjour made up for that. And also the fact that it was an über cute XVIII century house with tiles on the façade.
– A day trip to Carcavelos, where I really wanted to go because I heard it’s a very famous surf spot and which was so much fun that it deserves a post to itself (up in a few days).
– Two restaurants: Cova Funda (where we ate the most disgustingly sweet and impossibly wonderful dessert ever, called Camel Drool – not even joking – and the most taste-buds-thrilling bacalhau you could ever taste) and O Cartaxinho (where a very drunk guy welcomed us and then told us to be careful because the night is dangerous).
– The city in general, which is beyond gorgeous and well-kept.
– Tiles. Tiles everywhere.
– The Beheaded arguing with a kid, his father, a surfer and a dog owner.
– The fact that I decided to take just my film camera with me: this meant 1. that I spent actually less than 3 hours to sort all the photos and to post-product them (hint hint: NO POST-PRODUCTION AT ALL!) and 2. that I really thought veeery well before taking a picture, so I ended up with more valuable ones that truly convey the feeling I wanted them to: happiness, sunny vibes and overall excitement for the trip – and life.
All in all, awesome.
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