Olá Lisboa!

When I first arrived in Lisbon I didn’t really have any expectations but it didn’t take me long to realise how incredible the city and exchange life really is. Lisbon is located in central Portugal in the south western part of Europe. This sets it apart from many other cities in Europe as it possesses two things: warm weather and ocean beaches. Also, being one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is rich in both culture and history and is also breathtakingly beautiful. Lisbon is also cheaper than many cities in Europe, making it a student’s paradise. It is for all of these reasons that I have fallen in love with the city. Continue reading “Olá Lisboa!”

Lisboa

 

Having just arrived in Lisbon a week ago after a few weeks of travel around Europe, I can say that I’ve had an incredible time so far, and I don’t see that ending any time soon. My classes start on the 15th of September, but my university (Nova SBE) has already organised a week of welcome activities, the first of which I went to a few days ago (casual drinks on the university lawn). Straight away, the biggest tip I can give is to commit yourself to these sessions. I often find it much easier to make an excuse not to go, but I can honestly say I am yet to regret the nights I’ve gone to. I mean, the best time to meet people is right at the start when everybody is in the same boat and nobody knows anyone else yet. Continue reading “Lisboa”

Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon

I knew barely anything about Lisbon before I arrived. I chose it for exchange because a co-worker recommended it. Over a 30 second water-cooler chat, she told me how her day was going and about the time she travelled all around Europe and how Lisbon was her favourite because the city was beautiful, the night life was cool and the food was delicious. I smiled politely and went back to work. Kinda very generic, but it was good enough for me. And here I am in Lisbon. Ah, Lisbon. Where do I start? Continue reading “Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon”