Losing my (Portuguese) virginity

I'm currently sitting on an airplane pointed towards Portugal - my fourth country in four days!

What's particularly special about this one, though, is that I have never been to Portugal before. Yes, I'm losing my Portuguese virginity! It's one of the only countries I've never been to in Western Europe (Norway, you are on notice!)

This is going to be a quick weekend trip to Lisbon, celebrating my birthday there with my boyfriend. I'm especially excited as he's never been to Portugal before either, so we'll get to discover a new place together.

Beyond that, I just love new places. The sights, the sounds, the smells. I'm excited to wander the streets; I'm excited to have just the right amount of confusion and getting lost; and so much more. I feel like the little girl in Despicable Me holding the giant stuffed unicorn won at the fair, frantically screeching, "IT'S SO FLUFFY!!!"

And right now, I'm just feeling really lucky to have the travel opportunities that I do. Would I love to do even more of it? Sure! But this is a pretty great start, and I can't wait to kick off this weekend's adventures. Obrigada!

Love,
Joëlle