What a trip Lisbon was. My body apparently couldn't handle anymore partying all night/exploring all day, so now I have a souvenir disguised as sickness. It was definitely worth it to meet people from all over the world and celebrate with them until the wee hours. I'm starting to realize that maybe all of Europe is just elaborate and constantly asking to be photographed. Portugal is beautiful in it's own way. Everything is more colorful than France, people dress with more variety, cat calling is a thing and apparently staring is not considered rude. Seriously, if you want to feel like the belle of the ball, head over to Lisbon. This time of year, you could get away without a coat during the day which would never fly in bordeaux. You can also get gelato in the shape of a flower, and every sort of random tid bit comes in cork form - umbrellas, purses, backpacks, hats - even postcards. I saw the most talented graffiti pieces I've ever seen, visited the most expensive church in the entire world and gazed down over Lisbon from the top of a castle. I saw the Golden Gate Bridge's twin sister.
I am so glad that Portugal was so wonderful, beautiful, affordable and perfect for a quick get away in the middle of school. So excited to explore other parts of europe.