Weekend in Lisbon

Lisbon

Lisbon

We didn’t know what to expect from our weekend break to Lisbon. We knew the history of the city’s too recent torrid history, of the winding alleys and yellow trams. But we came, mostly for the sun, food, and an escape from Dublin. To idle our days walking and eating. Which is precisely what we achieved, with the added bonus of zipping around on a vintage Vespa exploring the coast. We didn’t stay long, we only saw a few highlights of this city, but we loved every moment of it and are eager to return to see the rest of Portugal.

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Amsterdam: A City Break

Amsterdam Canal at Night

Amsterdam Canal at Night

Hands down, my favorite part of living in Europe is the possibility for short city breaks to nearby countries. I’ve been able to visit a fair number of countries cheaply that normally, would merit full-scale planning and a lot more money. So, when we found cheap fares on Aer Lingus to go to Amsterdam for the weekend we jumped on it. We were able to stay at a friend’s apartment, making it a very affordable weekend.

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