Portugal : Lisbon — Porto
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of going on my second excursion with Viking cruises. Last year we traveled the Rhine from Paris to Switzerland, and this year down the Douro through Portugal on their River of Gold cruise. Lisbon has been on my list for quite some time so I was super excited for this trip. Had I planned a little farther in advance I would've loved a few extra days in Lisbon, but now I'll just be forced to make a trip back.
As you can see the tile work in Lisbon is incredible. Beautiful colors around every corner. What I didn't realize is how steep some of the streets were.. Think of a European version of SF.
Being basic, but guess what... I don't care.
The view upon arriving in Porto along the Douro river.
Compared to other cities I've explored, Lisbon had some of the friendliest locals I've ever met — and none of them chased me down the street with a butcher knife.