After our time in Morocco, we needed to head back to Canada. One way flights back to Winnipeg were atrociously expensive, but we managed to find a $600 one way from Lisbon to Winnipeg (almost half the price of other flights we were finding) and it's only a quick 1.5 hour flight from Marrakesh to Lisbon. Since Mike and I haven't spent any time in Europe together, we decided to add on two nights in Lisbon to the end of our trip. It wasn't nearly enough time, but any longer would've really cut into our time in Canada with family and friends.

Needless to say, Lisbon whet our appetites in a big way. It's such a beautiful, colourful, and CLEAN city. We had the best time and can't wait to go back to Europe one day when we have more money. :)

We stayed near Baixa/Chiado metro station. We went up the Santa Justa elevator, rode the old fashioned street car, Tram 28, checked out the area Alfama (had a great slice of pizza here!), and had a great dinner at A Camponesa. On our second night, we went to Miradouro da Senhora do Monte to see the sunset over the city. It was so beautiful and a wonderful way to end our summer travels.

After traveling for the last two summers, we're shaking things up this year! Right after school ends, we're going to Mongolia for a week. Our summer travels will end there as we need to make some money before our big move to Vancouver. Mike will be heading back to Winnipeg to work as an electrician. I'm going to be spending the summer in Seoul, working at a summer camp. We're not looking forward to the summer apart, but the silver lining is that my mom is coming out to Seoul to work at the same summer camp! So it will be a totally different summer than usual, but still memorable!


  1. Wow, working at a summer camp in Seoul sounds like an incredible experience, made even better with your mom :) Can I ask what camp it is? I just finished my master's in education and would love the experience of teaching/working abroad.

    1. It's BC Collegiate Canada in Seoul. Here's their website: http://www.bcccanada.net/sub1_6.php I absolutely working abroad! It's been a great experience.

  2. Pretty pics, I'm going there in the Summer! Can't wait!
    xo charlotte - aliceroxy.com

  3. Wonderful, beautiful city and gorgeous pictures! Wish I can spend some days next year there too!

  4. How exciting! Distance isn't great (trust me, I know), but the time will fly by and the adventures will be amazing, I'm sure xo

  5. My goodness, what a pleasing city! The architecture is just breathtaking. So nice you are making your way to Seoul, maybe we will run into each other. :)

  6. wow janis! such gorgeous warm light- you captured it so well. are you in winnipeg now, then?!

  7. Nope, finishing off the school year at the school I'm working at. Done in June! :)

  8. Hello, what a wonderful blog. Your photos as well as the way you describe your adventures are wonderful.
    As a fellow Canadia, living in Kelowna, I have a tumbler page called Suitcase Wander.."They should tell you when you're born: Have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel." I have added you to my blog roll so I can continue to follow your travels.
    Travel Safely,

  9. I have just found your blog and I'm so glad I did :)
    and also, lisbon is one of my favorite cities, I think Portugal is an unknown gem


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