I had a friendship with Barcelona and Madrid, a steamy fling with Granada and Seville, and short but very heated romance with Morocco. But above all, Lisbon had my heart. I loved it as soon as I stepped out of the train station. Remembering fondly...
The Castelo de São Jorge...
where cats sunbath, and...
Its charming trolleys.
Even this young park goer took a special ride.
Its unique architecture, from its color-tiled buildings,
to its inviting squares,
to stunning details that appear everywhere.
It was just all so magical.
The Belém Tower, which has stood guard over Lisbon's harbor since 1520. I took the harrowing narrow staircase to the top.
Its Monument to the Discoveries pays tribute to Prince Henry the Navigator and the nation's leading explorers. I vow to explore as much in this life as possible: books, places, food, people, ideas. Learning, a lifelong process, which we should embrace and never take for granted its rewards.
I still remain in awe of it all.
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