Is it bad...
alisunshinee: …that I have learned more Spanish than Portuguese since I’ve been studying in PORTUGAL? Food for thought. ESPANA PARA TI
what do you know...
J.Crew’s lookbook shot in Uruguay is all bright colors + tans http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/setyoursights.jsp
update on updates.
Time is moving so quickly, I am updating my blog so slowly. It is already Saturday, March 10— To think that last Saturday I was in Morocco, and Guimaraes/Porto the weekend before, Estoril before that, and Sintra on my second weekend here seems crazy. I should probably document these things ASAP before my memory starts to fail me. I will write a new blog post now…
for my amazing parents :) i love you both so much, please come visit so i can share this amazing country with you!
Toilets and fries
In France, French fries are called Belgian fries. In France, they call old school toilets (hole in the ground) Turkish toilets. In Turkey, they call them Greek toilets. In Greece and everywhere else in Europe, they’re called French toilets. Cool beans.
We went to dinner with a bunch of Erasmus kids yesterday, and our new Turkish friend asks Alison: “Do you know about the people having sex on the roof?” LOL embarassing
1. Lisbon is now more expensive because they raised VAT at the beginning of this year. A Pastiche de Belem used to be 90c, and now its 1.05. This has happened in Portugal, Greece, and Ireland so far, and Spain and Italy are getting on board soon. yay debt crisis 2. Pasteis de Belem is basically a Lillian egg tart, except they have it with powdered sugar and cinnamon. YUM 3. Feb 2 is crepe day so...
bar de rio
Ok, so even though I was super jetlagged, I was forced to party last night because our hostel ran out of electricity and so the door code was not working LOL. After all-you-can eat-and-drink, we waited at the bar next to our hostel, and then headed to Bar de Rio for the open bar. This morning I got an update from Jayne: “I asked Margaux how Bar de Rio was and she said, ‘It was fun!...
"is it a nice place? Jesus?"
I’ve always wanted to see the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, so when Alison informed me that there was the EXACT same statue here in Portugal, I was stoked. Hanne, Lore (both midwives from Bruges!!), Alison and I set off to find it late this morning. We walked down the hill to the water to take the ferry. Upon entering the station, we saw the ferry and ran towards it. The...
Alison and I saw a huge protest in the plaza today, and when we came back we found out the metro is on strike tomorrow. And when the metro is on strike, there is no school. Down. Me: “Carlos, can I have a towel please?” Carlos: “um maybe tomorrow. The laundry guys are not replying. Maybe they are on strike I don’t know”
Also, Lisbon is the SF of Europe. Hills on hills on hills. I seriously am panting like a dog every time I walk outside. Oh well, at least I won’t need to work out. SCOREEE
you learn something new every day
1. you can eat raw mushrooms 2. you can’t throw grease down the drain 3. I thought Aaron and David said they were from Iceland. I asked them what their mother tongue was and they said Spanish. Then I found out they were from the Canary Islands… except they pronounced the ‘s’ haha, CUTE. Language barrier yay 4. Europeans find Asia fascinating 5. Hanne to Niza:...
overheard in lisbon
“if you watch porn, you know what a sorority is” -our new German friend Martin LOL
I AM FINALLY HERE. YAY after a 13 hour flight, 2 hour layover, and another 3 hour flight, I arrived in Lisbon at 10:30 last night. Thank god my Nova buddy Martim picked me up or I would’ve totally gotten ripped off by a taxi driver. He picks me up and says, 1. “Okay, there is a party at the faculty now. So we are going to go there first and then go to your place.” uhhh what?...
after making wagerfaces on my iPhone: “let’s have a double-chin contest. here, take a picture and we’ll count.” BRO.