Lagos, Portugal. A beautiful seaside destination where all things summer come to life. It’s been the ideal respite as we start this next chapter – the expat experiment. And, while our visas took longer to get our hands on than we anticipated, it all worked out for the best. I always say, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Actually, it was Allen Saunders who coined the phrase, but I borrow it a lot. I hope he doesn’t mind.
Eight days in Lagos was just what the proverbial doctor ordered. We enjoyed the hospitality of lovely hosts who graciously just let us be in the moment. We spent the week taking long (very long) walks and I’m fairly certain we’ve walked the better part of Lagos. We found a cafe where we sampled the local pastries and watched the people come and go – especially 4 elderly women who came every day to meet and sip espresso – and we had our favorite spot in the shade on the waterfront promenade.
As I write this, we’ll be up bright and OH so early tomorrow morning to catch a train to Lisbon where we will spend three days exploring the city. From Lisbon, we’ll fly to Brussels where we’ll spend 5 nights and THEN, if the stars align, we’ll set off to ride the rails with Eurail for eight weeks.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights of our eight days in Lagos. Wait. Can one have highlights when one has done so little for eight days? You be the judge.
So what do you think? A few pretty good highlights, right? I think we did good since we actually did very little. It’s been a good stay in lovely Lagos. But, all good things must come to an end and enough of this lolly gagging around. We’ve flicked the brain switch to travel mode and now it’s time to go!
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