Truth to be told... Portugal was a surprise. I really didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I thought I would. In October 2016, I took my mom to Portugal because she wanted to do a pilgrimage to Fatima. Who knew! I fell in love with the cobblestones and the hilly hilltops of Lisboa the moment I started to breathe in the air. I also didn't know it's one of the oldest European city and their architecture is just simply divine. The one downside about being in Lisboa is.... there is none. It's so close to the water but yet it still has that city vibe. I honestly cannot say enough about this country.