This year has been quite a whirlwind, honestly. I went to three different continents! (For some that's nothing, but it's a lot for me!) I do sort of wish I had spent more time exploring Spain, because I was living there and there are sooo many "must-sees" that I never went to. I also wish …
Which Portuguese city is cooler: Lisbon or Porto? Which has more street art? Which one is more authentic? These are the wrong questions to ask, because it doesn't matter. As the title says, "Todo o mestre já foi aluno", or: "All teachers were once students."
You can count on me.
There's something to be said for the trope of the labyrinth--confusion, discovery, loss, mystery. Theseus and the Minotaur, David Bowie's eponymous film, the various creatures of a little girl's frightened imagination. How can we find our way out of the endlessly twisting, confusing paths that life itself makes for us?
The low-hanging fog had other plans. Instead of gorgeous, sun-saturated bright hues, there was a white haze and constant drizzle that made it impossible to get an 'Gram-worthy shots, but instead made the whole place feel like a magical forest of mystery and wonder.
Bright walls, wheatpastes, book installations--oh my!
While there are healthy food options in Portugal, the delicious and unhealthy food is so abundant and pervasive and cheap that really, why even bother? You can always re-start your workouts the second week of January.
I try my hand at being a foodie and review a local restaurant. Whether or not I'm successful, everyone wins because the food and wine are delicious.