Portugal was one of the original European countries that I was yet to go to and Jamie and I said we would always go. Lisbon was always the city of choice.

For one reason or another we never got the chance to go.

I was going to go in 2018 but I didn’t end up going. I’m not sure of the reason. I booked these about 6 months ago on a whim and was determined that I wouldn’t stay home this time.

I made sure I packed the week before so I didn’t have to rush after my shifts to do it. I am always so tired after work that all I want to do is sleep.

I finished packing my few bits and pieces and headed to bed to get some much needed beauty sleep ready for the long day ahead.

I got to the airport and the queue for security was massive. It is times like this I am glad I spend the money on Fast Track. I was ready for some food and a sit down.

The flight there was pretty uneventful – so much so that I did something that I don’t usually do. I slept for 90% of the flight.

It seemed to take forever to get from the plane to the terminal and out of the airport. It was like a maze. Once I was out I then headed to the metro to get to the hostel.

I got there and checked in and headed up to the nosebleed section so I could get some rest and I then headed out to get some food before heading back to the ‘hotter-than-hell-nosebleed-section’ room to sleep.



On the day of leaving, I decided I would have a lie in and check out dead on time since I had some time to kill as the flight wasn’t until 15:00-ish.

I rode around on the metro for an hour or so before heading to the maze that they call the airport to fly home.

I got to Stansted and tried to plead with Cross Country to get me on an earlier train but it didn’t work sadly. I had to wait around for an hour. I got home and immediately did my laundry before heading out to work.

I don’t know why I do this to myself sometimes. I went to work abut half an hour earlier than I was due to be there as I was falling asleep and didn’t want to risk missing the shift.

You can view all of my Lisbon pics here