A very special week was spent with my best gal pal Kate in the glorious Portuguese capital, and nearby seaside town of Cascais. Lisbon has a very chilled vibe, which we fully embraced. A great place for a weekend trip away, be sure to try a Nata - Portuguese custard tart- accompanied by a shockingly strong espresso: surely the perfect 11am indulgence, all for a couple of euros. It's also worth hopping on a train to the town of Sintra, which is not too far away, and is filled with stunning views and sites of historical interest. We visited Pena Palace, which is certainly an acquired taste in architectural terms (it looks like Disney Land with added narcotics) but the colours are fun to photograph and it's weird enough to justify the ticket cost. Be sure to check out the stag room.
Cascais (pronounced 'cash-caisch') is also a cute place. Great little beaches. And there's a nice lady who works on the main street called Angela that does beautiful hair braids - we embraced our inner 6 year olds! Sadly no dolphins were spotted along the coast, which we are still pretty gutted about but that's just life. Thanks to Speedy, our pals from Nice Way Cascais, Pete, CA and special thanks to The Gals.