Solo Female Travel: Portugal

Solo female travel
Solo female travel in Portugal

Here it is, the most talked about topic for us lady backpackers. I got all sorts of different reactions when people heard that I was travelling by myself. Some people were completely nonchalant about it, others looked at me with sad eyes, and still others applauded me. So here are some truths about my solo female travels in Portugal: Continue reading “Solo Female Travel: Portugal”


Portugal: Day 6 [Lisbon]

Porto, I'm here!
Porto, I’m here!

This morning I woke early and said goodbye to my hostel in Lisbon before heading to the airport. After waiting around in way too many lines and being herded like sheep into a tight area where myself and the other passengers stood for thirty minutes as we waited some more, I finally boarded my Ryanair flight to Porto. Continue reading “Portugal: Day 6 [Lisbon]”

Portugal: Day 5 [Lisbon]

Post Halloween
Post Halloween

I really debated wether or not I should just skip writing about today, because I pretty much just skipped this day in general. I got home around 4am last night and had to wake up at 730 this morning to catch my bus. Yeah, that’s right, I’m the fucking genius who booked her bus back to Lisbon for 830 in the morning the day after Halloween. It was the worst bus ride, ever. It took five hours to get back… and somehow it only took 3 hours to get there. Continue reading “Portugal: Day 5 [Lisbon]”

Portugal: Day 4 [Lagos]

Who needs anything more than this?
Who needs anything more than this?

My first Halloween in Europe!!!! (Not nearly as crazy as it is in North America, but still great) I had all these plans for the day, I was supposed to go for a day trip to Sagres to see the “end of the world” and go for a hike but after my morning walk on the beach there wasn’t anything I wanted to do more than lay on the soft sand and enjoy the warm sun. Continue reading “Portugal: Day 4 [Lagos]”

Portugal: Day 2 [Lagos]

Arrived in Lagos
Arrived in Lagos

My day started by having breakfast with a Swedish woman in her late 50s. This woman was telling me about how she is backpacking for five months to escape winter. She had been going down the coast of Portugal and Spain and is thinking of heading to Brazil next. This woman and her stories were a complete inspiration to me. She had travelled all over the world, by herself, and at almost 60 years old is still comfortable backpacking, sleeping in hostels and going to countries like Brazil! Continue reading “Portugal: Day 2 [Lagos]”

Portugal: Day 1 [Lisbon]

Let the adventures begin!
Let the adventures begin!

I love the sound that airplanes make as they take off. My brain can’t wrap itself around the science of flight. It’s absolutely incredible that somehow an object, weighing a rough 75 tons (Bowing 737), carrying hundreds of people, can fly through air – bringing you and everyone else on board to a new place in the world. I love what the sound symbolizes. People going to new places, rediscovering old ones or returning to the comfort of their home. A-may-zing. Continue reading “Portugal: Day 1 [Lisbon]”

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