15t November – 19th November
Lisbon was the next stop, where we did a LOT of eating. The bakeries were loaded with amazing pastries and local specialities. The coconut buns were incredible, and needless to say, the Pastel de Nata’s (Portuguese tarts) delicious.
Whether it was eating at Le Moustache Smokery, the restaurant of a former Portuguese Masterchef contestant, or the local restaurant two doors down from where we were staying.. the food was wonderful.
We made our way around the main sights, had a trip on the old trolley (tram) and got offered to buy drugs so many times it became boring. Further along the river we found Belem, home to an old tower, the Cultural Centre of Belem (housing modern and contemporary art) and Pasteis de Belem; a cafe/bakery that has the best Pastel de Nata’s I have ever had. Now I generally am not a huge fan of this type of pastry, but they were incredible with their crunchy, flaky pastry and still warm-from-the-oven filling.