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🇵🇹Portugal: E2’s Adventure

What were you grateful for this week? PORTUGAL.

What was the most challenging part of this week? Leaving my cute kids to go on vacation :)

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. On one of my days off the family invited me to go with them to eat. I was really tired and didn't really want to go, but I decided to go and ended up having a lot of fun with the kids.

Tell us about your week!  This week my host family went out of town, so I headed to Portugal. My first day I got in about 2, found my Airbnb, and then headed up the hill to see the Cristo Rei statue which BLEW my FREAKING MIND. Then I had dinner and went to bed early. The next day I went to the Calouste Gulbenkian museum (really cool art museum) and the aquarium (which, incidentally, was voted #1 in the world, and it was awesome). It was pretty rainy and chilly all day. Friday it was nicer so I made a day trip to Sintra. All I can say is 1) holy leg day, like I wasn't ready for the hike I went on and 2) Sintra is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I explored the Castelo dos Mouros for a while and then headed up to Pena palace and took the tour. Snapped some great pics 😉 on the way back there were lots of cool artisan homies selling stuff by the road so I checked that out and had a good discussion with a Jehovah's Witness. Saturday was beach day! I got soooooo burnt but it was so nice to be back by the ocean. I had a dang good burger on the beach and that was pure heaven. Sunday night I went on a fado tour, which is a tour all about a famous type of traditional Portuguese music. I ended up touring with a group from a hostel, which meant that I met people from all over the world. The company was so fun, the food was incredibly good and the music was indescribable. It was a perfect end to this magical trip. Now I'm sitting in the airport and I'm so excited to see my host family again. But I know I'll miss Portugal every day until I see her again. :) 

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