Lisbon's Favourites and Hidden Gems Tour
If you have any travel aspirations please, please go to Lisbon!
There are many places that I keep close to my heart and there will be many others, but Lisbon is unforgettable and Hidden Gems tour with Jorge is too!
We did do plenty of touristy things and had pretty exciting itinerary. But the most memorable colorful experiences were people that we met in Lisbon ...
From Uber drivers - azulejo artist - restaurant waiters - store clerks - wonderful chef - fish market people - cooking academy chef's boyfriend, who didn't have to drive me in pouring rain, but did - Isaura, old lady, who sells homemade Ginjinha liquor shots around the corner from our AirBnb - a couple from NYC that lived next door - grandfathers watching TV in their apartments with open doors in Alfama - Fado singers and guitarists - people on the streets - a couple from Paris that we shared Ginjinha with ......and many more...
But the one special person I want to share about is our Lisbon guides, whose passion, love, excitement and vast knowledge about his country and deep culture were undeniably enjoyable and appreciated. From the rainy moment he met our rowdy and eager to explore bunch, he, I am sure, could not imagine that the four hour tour will be an almost whole day affair with Lisbon and six very different friends.
Jorge made us feel and live Portugal. We are grateful to you for your patience, professionalism and the love we felt being with you on the streets of Lisbon exploring hidden gems and ourselves.
Hope to see you soon, introduce my family to you and experience again your beautiful city and country with them. Tanya