Wanderlust: Portugal

8.10.2011

We're going on vacation to Mexico in about three and a half weeks but I honestly don't know if I can wait that long.  I'm having some serious wanderlust.  These days, I'm dreaming about Portugal.  I've never been so it really is just a daydream, but it goes a little something like this...

... I would start the day with a lovely walk down an old Portuguese street ...

... and maybe stop at a cafe for breakfast.  I'm sure there's one just around the corner.

After a little caffeine boost, The Boyfriend and I would pick a spot under one of these lovely umbrellas and read a book.  Or two.  Or three.  Whatever!  We're on vacation - we can spend the whole day reading on the beach if we want.

Then, on our way back into town, we'll get lost and wander down a forgotten part of the beach.

Once we finally figure out how to get back, we'll be way too tired to walk uphill.  We'll take a streetcar instead.

After a short afternoon nap, we'll check out the local architecture...

...and the lovely scenic vistas.


And, finally, we'll have a private little dinner outdoors and rest up for the next day's adventure!
 All images via Pinterest

Care to join us? :)

17 Comments:

  1. Um, this day sounds PERFECT! Can I come?!

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  2. count me in; i have never been to Portugal; and i could seriously go right now! anywhere. Mexico sounds good too.
    the pictures work so well together, they are just so gorgeous, makes me dream... xo sandra

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  3. the build up to vacation is always so hard! i always just want it to get here!

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  4. I'll be there in 5 minutes. Seriously though, I'm jealous of Mexico alone. I need a vacation!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Your post just made my day. You gave me a little vacation in the middle of my crazy obnoxious day! Thanks! I love vacation daydreaming!

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  6. i spent a fair amount of time in Madeira Portugal and, oh my darling, you've never known such a love until you've drank sangria while listening to a street performer playing the flute and people passing you speaking a glorious language you don't understand. GO!

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  7. so unfair of you to post something so envy evoking.
    but... i'm glad you did :)

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  8. I would love to be here right now.

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  9. well, i've never been there but it looks great! enjoy mexico!

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  10. If you do go, please save a space in your bag for me. Thanks.

    xo,
    C

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  11. love these photos. xo



    p.s. I'm having a sunglasses giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
    devorelebeaumonstre.com

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  12. How GORGEOUS are these photos?? I want to take a trip. Like now. Like 10 minutes ago. Like whoa.

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  13. i have a little thing for portugal, too...there is something so charming about it :) xoxoxo brynn

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  14. I always have a chronic case of wanderlust. I just want to go everywhere. Now. Lately, Portugal has been creeping up the list, this post has just nudged it a bit higher.

    I totally get the 'hurry up!' feeling for a holiday - I've still got six months to hang out for Vietnam and it's rumble strutting me! (see what i did there?!)

    Mexico! Sounds awesome, can't wait to see your photos.

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