So day II of our holiday consisted of heading back into the center, and to the station to catch a train to Cascais, a short 30 minute ride away on the coast of Portugal.
Whilst there, we ate at an incredible fish restaurant on the seafront. We wanted to sit outside but the waiters warned us we were better off sheltered indoors, as despite the sunshine it was likely the wind would have gotten us (and our lunch) completely soaked!
A local specialty consists of encasing a whole fish in a huge mountain of salt (sounds extremely strange but trust me, like cutting pizza with scissors, it too works well), baking it and then chipping away at it to serve. The layers of salt help to maximise the freshness and flavor of the fish, surprisingly without making the fillets taste remotely salty, something you might expect of such a culinary technique.
We then drove to a small beach a little further down the coast for a walk in the beautiful afternoon sun. As you can see, the scenery was absolutely stunning. In my opinion of my time spent there, Portugal is a place of many underrated wonders, and somewhere I shall definitely return.
We ended the day back in Lisbon at a wine bar and restaurant which was strategically placed over three floors in an old monastery. We received the same treatment when it came to alcohol as we did in the wine bar the day before, with being offered a choice of 4 wines to try before choosing. I’m not a big drinker, but I absolutely love sweet white wines, and they found me one that went down an absolute treat.
So that’s that for the first of my travel photo diaries, I hope you’ve enjoyed them as they’ve been so much fun. It’s great to be able to share my adventures, and to give you readers a glimpse into a country or place you may or may not have had the chance to see before. Travelling is great fun but time, expense and other commitments can mean that most of us (myself included) don’t get the chance to run along on foreign escapades as often as we’d like. Travel photo diaries are a great outlet to momentarily relieve you of any wanderlust related woes you may be suffering from, and super fun for me to write, too.
And with that in mind, stay tuned for my Parisian adventures coming soon.