We are back from our first ever trip to Europe and greatly enjoyed our time in Portugal visiting Lisbon, Sintra, Evora & Carrapateira. We enjoyed exploring the architecture & history. It was fascinating to think about how the buildings, winding staircase alleyways and narrow cobblestone streets were constructed back before modern construction equipment; and just where did all of that building material come from?!? That is a lot of stone! The countryside was enjoyable to see as well blanketed by wheat, grape and olive fields as well as hillside after hillside of cork trees. Did you know that Portugal produces 50% of the world’s cork and has the #1 surf beach in the world?
The trip was a great way to celebrate turning 50! We would definitely recommend a visit to Portugal.