|The Marqués de Riscal vineyard's hotel|
On Friday, I embarked on my last trip before the big one back to the U.S. I went to Lisbon, Portugal. Before the trip, I didn't really know too much about Portugal, but I had heard from multiple people that Lisbon is definitely worth going to.
|Just one of the many rooms with filled |
wine barrels at Marqués de Riscal
On Saturday, we started off the day with a little shopping and eventually made our way onto the bus tour of Lisbon. Through the bus tour we saw a lot of Lisbon and learned some interesting history in the process of it.
Lisbon feels like a true vacation town, but the struggling economy is definitely more evident there than in any other place that I've visited. Lisbon is still beautiful, but it is sad to see the economic struggle that the city is so obviously going through.
Before coming abroad, I knew that this semester would probably be my only chance to ever visit Portugal. It just isn't a place that many people think of going to when they go to Europe, but I'm glad that I was able to experience it. It was a good place to see, but it is unlikely that I will ever go back.
In other news, I will be returning to the U.S.A. in exactly 10 days. I'm sure I will see all of you at the airport to welcome me home...
Until next time...¡Adios!