Photos and Words by Frederic Pauwels
Lisboa - You may want to loose your travel guide; in fact, you should, and welcome an invitation for getting lost and immerse yourself.
Tune in to beat of the Seven Hills City. Slow yourself in the narrow streets of the Alfama - home of the Fado. Pick up the pace on a walk along the river Tagus to Belém.
Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe; it has been torn to the ground and has gone up in flames. It is also the home of the greatest explorators, and yet everything here radiates humility and tenacity.
Modern street art explodes, old facades and buildings wait for a new life, cobblestones beam everywhere, the yellow trams zoom by. It’s as if time decides to stop and go when it pleases here.
Few are the places where you could spend two days, or a lifetime, and never get bored. Lisbon is one of them.