Hello lovely humans who have ended up entering my little space on the internet. If you’re new, welcome! But if you have followed my blog for while now, you most likely already know that I’m Portuguese! I’ve grown up in the UK, but my family and I like to visit yearly or so. We got up to quite a lot this trip and got some lovely photos – so enjoy!
**update: I just thought I’d say that this was meant to go up a long time ago hence the dates being from October, it is now going up in December because I have been extremely busy, so sorry that it has been long awaited!**
WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER
Despite spending most of Tuesday travelling from Stansted to Lisbon, we decided to get out of the house and be productive straight away to make the most of the holiday. Living in the UK but still having Portuguese nationality means it is easier to sort out legal documents in Portugal. So in search for the right place, we ended up making a few photogenic stops.
We got the train from Alhandra to Alverca, and were actually redirected; we decided that we would stop for lunch before we continued, conveniently there was a Bella Italia just around the corner! The food and general interior/exterior looked gorgeous, so of course I had to take some photos. After this delicious lunch, we hopped back on the train to Vila Franca De Xira and found the correct place, finally! We then just made our way home, but we did get some nice photos!
OOTD: Top: Primark & Skirt: Primark
THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER
Having travelled a lot Tuesday and Wednesday, the family and I opted for a more laid back day. Beginning with an early morning trip to the market and a nice, short walk up the river. The clouds look rather grey in a couple of these photos – it was warm the entire week but some days were less sunny than others and I’m not about that photo shop life; let’s embrace the realism. They might not make for super instagram worthy photos but oh well! Anyway, the river was really pretty and I got some new jeans and a jumper from the market, ready for A/W in England!
OOTD: Top: Primark
FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER
Most of my family were chilling at home but my brother, his girlfriend and I decided to make the most of the weather and go out for a long walk by the local church and revisit the river – for a lot longer this time! The photos of me low-key failed because the sun was in my eyes so please excuse that, but once again, we’re all about realism on anaslilblog! We have visited this area before but it was nice to be back; it’s definitely a photogenic location. The flower photo was taken by my brother’s girlfriend (hi Natalie if you’re reading – credits to you!) but I thought it was too pretty to exclude.
OOTD: Top: New Look & Jeans: Amazon
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER
Friday evening, we had more family come to stay the night so when we woke up, we were being swept out of the house to do tourist things! This was my favourite day because we went to Lisboa – I adore Lisbon so much, it is definitely my favourite place to visit whilst I’m in Portugal. It’s more developed and modern – plus I like the designs of the buildings! To be specific, we visited Belém. We saw some great sights such as the Padrao dos Descobrimentos monument, Church Santa Maria and the Belém Tower. The river view already won me over, but these added to the experience! It was also super hot this day so black jeans were probably not the greatest idea, but it was a super lovely way to spend the Saturday.
OOTD: Top: Primark & Jeans: Amazon
TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER
After the lovely week in the sun, visiting family, it was time to pack and leave for the flight home. Not going to lie, despite originally being from Portugal, I was missing home and my boyfriend so much by this point I was more than enthusiastic to get home to the comfort of my own bed. We left after lunch so there wasn’t much rush, but packing was a struggle as we always gain items from family or that we purchase whilst there – oops! The day seemed very long due to the travelling but there were some lovely views from the plane (see below)!
That brings us to the end of this cute mini photo/travel diary from my family holiday! We got up to quite a bit on a few of the days and I tried to get some content for you guys, however towards the end (Sunday and Monday) we were indoors for the majority of the day and relaxing with family so apologies for the little missing chunk. I hope you enjoyed nevertheless, and I will be sure to do more in the future.
Until next time,
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