That time, in Lisbon

This post is a little late. I had the chance to travel to Portugal in late February but the post is just happening now. The time was fantastic – perhaps my most inspiring work-trip to date. I came away feeling especially excited and proud of the role we are having in shaping the sustainability of the shipping industry. It was a really great two days of collaboration and motivation.

And the setting was pretty fantastic too.

I planned to fly out late on my departure day so that I had time to explore the city of Lisbon. This was my first ever trip to Portugal and I can say for sure it won’t be my last – can’t wait to return with the family to holiday there one day.

Here are a few of the images I captured on the trip.

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Praca do Comercio, the main square right at the water – such a pretty sight.
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The obligatory photo of the flag in a new country.
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Such pretty Mediterranean colours everywhere.
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The tile work on the buildings was spectacular.
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Pretty sun-kissed corridor.
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Praca do Comercio – looking back towards the busy street. Also known as Terreiro do Paco, or yard of the royal palace.
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Lisbon is exceptionally hilly so these cable cars are everywhere.
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They are super colourful and criss-cross the whole city.
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Even those with graffiti decorations were pretty.
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Looking towards the main archway from town. The ocean is at the end.
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Such pretty building facades.
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Pretty, pretty buildings.
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Nothing brings me such simple joy as trees abundant with fruit. A perfect sunny morning scene.
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Accordion music is officially my most favourite soundtrack to my European exploring. Cute pup kicks it up a notch.
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Sandcastle art – super cool.
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So inviting – maybe next time.
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Such a busy tourist spot. Truly spectacular.
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Sadly, not my hotel. Next time…
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Such pretty colours and reflections
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The culinary experience was awesome – starting with the help-yourself candy bar at my hotel.
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TimeOut Market is about the best food-court I’ve ever experienced. All local wares – for every taste you could imagine.
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Not like the mall food-court I’m used to. Tuna tartar and craft beer. So civilized!
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This restaurant blew my mind. I would return to Lisbon simply to return to A Cevicheria.
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The menu – we ordered so many dishes and sat up at the bar to watch the chefs prepare each plate – it was like watching an artist at work.

 

 

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Where I spent the two days of the conference.

 

 

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Moderated by Dr. Gabrielle Walker, a powerhouse in the global climate crisis. She was remarkable. 
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And when it was all said and done, I wandered this way.
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For a little of this….
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And this. Sipping wine on a sunny patio is truly one of my most favourite things to do.

March has allowed a break from the travel. Nice to be home and back to a routine. So necessary.  Turns out that sitting on patios sipping wine does not help one’s pants fit properly.

The travel returns in April. Another exciting new destination – be sure to stay tuned. The next post if likely to involve tales of my attempts to hide my excessive sweating.

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