Bom dia! (It’s good morning in Portuguese) I’m writing these words from Portugal, where I’ll be staying for 5 months. In addition to living and studying I’m going to travel a bit and explore what this country has to offer. I hope it won’t end on this one post, so follow my social media to be up to date with everything (snapchat – michaldybcio).
Before going to Lisbon my plan was to go straight to Coimbra (where I will study), but I got the opportunity to stay there for almost two days, everything thanks to Jose from Couchsurfing. I visited a few places, tried local dishes and was amazed by great panorama views. There are many things which I haven’t seen yet so I’m going to go back here soon.
What you can notice after visiting Portugal for the first time are those beautiful tiles – azulejos. They incrust walls, entrances to homes, the interiors of restaurants, churches and other public places. They are everywhere in various sizes, presenting abstract patterns, historic or mythologic scenes.
Azulejos history is almost five hundred years old. If we would like to get to know more about them, Museu Nacional do Azulejo will be a perfect choice for that. On the top floor you can see the panorama of Lisbon (before the earthquake of 1755) made from azulejos. I didn’t go to the museum myself but I will next time.