Lisbon, Portugal
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The symbol of Portugese expansion
My boyfriend and I visited this beautiful little country rich in history, castles and impressive landscapes. Timing was perfect, a longer Easter vacation, when the weather is very lovely. We would never rush through a country, rather return many times, because travel only becomes an experience if it is about quality not quantity. We spent 4 days in the capital town Lisbon, taking big walks, sitting in old coffee houses, contemplating... To step back a little and not to disturb locals immersing in their celebrations of the holy days of Easter, we rented a car and drove down to the magical tiny medieval town of Obidos. We spent another memorable 4 days there, taking small excursions in the surrounding area, and getting to the most Western point of continental Europe... Our hotel? A 12th century castle... Our room? The tower of the castle...all ours for 4 nights :) This picture was taken of the breath-taking Belém Tower (1515-1521) built by the order of King Manuel the first.
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