by Guilherme Barata
The pastel colored streets, the yellow (sometimes not so yellow) trams, the old ladies standing by the window watching the tourists in Alfama, the seagulls flying over the river side, the clear blue skies and warm sun, that old world vibe mixed with newer, more modern buildings, the traffic. These are some of the things that remind me of my hometown, Lisbon. This is a city that is constantly changing and has lots of character. A city that is full of history and was once the capital of an empire. A place that is haunted by the economic crisis but that is now rising and evolving. The place I call home. Here I'll show you all of my favorite places, from coffee shops to viewpoints that will take your breath away. I receive lots of messages on Instagram from travelers asking for tips and the coolest places to take pictures or to just simply sit and relax, and here I'll do that and also provide you with some off-the-beaten-track places, even for the common "Alfacinha" (what the Portuguese call someone who's born in Lisbon). This city has something for everybody and I strongly urge you to visit and have a look on what it has to offer.