That time, in Lisbon

This post is a little late. I had the chance to travel to Portugal in late February but the post is just happening now. The time was fantastic – perhaps my most inspiring work-trip to date. I came away feeling especially excited and proud of the role we are having in shaping the sustainability of the shipping industry. It was a really great two days of collaboration and motivation.

And the setting was pretty fantastic too.

I planned to fly out late on my departure day so that I had time to explore the city of Lisbon. This was my first ever trip to Portugal and I can say for sure it won’t be my last – can’t wait to return with the family to holiday there one day.

Here are a few of the images I captured on the trip.

Praca do Comercio, the main square right at the water – such a pretty sight.
The obligatory photo of the flag in a new country.
Such pretty Mediterranean colours everywhere.
The tile work on the buildings was spectacular.
Pretty sun-kissed corridor.
Praca do Comercio – looking back towards the busy street. Also known as Terreiro do Paco, or yard of the royal palace.
Lisbon is exceptionally hilly so these cable cars are everywhere.
They are super colourful and criss-cross the whole city.
Even those with graffiti decorations were pretty.
Looking towards the main archway from town. The ocean is at the end.
Such pretty building facades.
Pretty, pretty buildings.
Nothing brings me such simple joy as trees abundant with fruit. A perfect sunny morning scene.
Accordion music is officially my most favourite soundtrack to my European exploring. Cute pup kicks it up a notch.
Sandcastle art – super cool.
So inviting – maybe next time.
Such a busy tourist spot. Truly spectacular.
Sadly, not my hotel. Next time…
Such pretty colours and reflections
The culinary experience was awesome – starting with the help-yourself candy bar at my hotel.
TimeOut Market is about the best food-court I’ve ever experienced. All local wares – for every taste you could imagine.
Not like the mall food-court I’m used to. Tuna tartar and craft beer. So civilized!
This restaurant blew my mind. I would return to Lisbon simply to return to A Cevicheria.
The menu – we ordered so many dishes and sat up at the bar to watch the chefs prepare each plate – it was like watching an artist at work.



Where I spent the two days of the conference.



Moderated by Dr. Gabrielle Walker, a powerhouse in the global climate crisis. She was remarkable. 
And when it was all said and done, I wandered this way.
For a little of this….
And this. Sipping wine on a sunny patio is truly one of my most favourite things to do.

March has allowed a break from the travel. Nice to be home and back to a routine. So necessary.  Turns out that sitting on patios sipping wine does not help one’s pants fit properly.

The travel returns in April. Another exciting new destination – be sure to stay tuned. The next post if likely to involve tales of my attempts to hide my excessive sweating.


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