Lisbon - Belem Tower

Lisbon, the 531,000-person strong capital of Portugal, is a city full of unforgettable sights and experiences. The immensely green Parque Eduardo VII; the colorful graffiti on huge buildings in Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo; the pretty white houses of the Alfama area in the heart of the old Lisbon; the commanding Sao Jorge Castle perched on a hilltop.

Jump on a tram, talk to the locals – yes, the Portuguese speak great English – and follow the smell of grilled fish in its small alleys. Have you ever seen a real sunset? This is what you can admire, sometimes, from the Praca do Comercio, one of the main squares in the city. I could barely breathe for the enchantment.

The city will give you hundreds of sweet memories like these – the ones I’ve mentioned are some of the richest in my heart.

By Daniele Guido Gessa – Full Story at Gay Star News

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