a week in lisbon, portugal

ah, lisbon. how i fell for thee.

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she's not my first love, nor my only love.

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but the thing with cities, you can love more than one.

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which is a good thing, because i can easily be charmed and there are so many out there i haven't yet met.

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like prague, lisbon wasn't on my radar. but she seemed interesting, so i wanted to meet her, to learn more about her.

her beauty is stunning in its imperfections. she's real, and you can see it in her glow. 

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you see, the light that shines on her surface is unlike anything you've ever seen. it's magical.

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"golden hour" is no exaggeration here. with every sunset, you find yourself chasing her through the alleys and climbing up hills just to get a glimpse.

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oh, and those azulejos!

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she wears them like jewelry, showing off her personality. 

seducing you with Her winding curves...

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her red roofs...

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and her views.

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oh, lisbon.

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she's hypnotizing.