Happy long weekend to both my fellow Canadians (hope you’re spending time with your family!) and to those south of the border as well.
You know that feeling you have today with the extension of the long weekend? Just that little bit extra time for yourself, without the typical weekday stress or Monday blues?
Well, I’m fortunate to have that everyday of the week.
It certainly wasn’t always like that, though.
Its all because I went from being an architect to being fully remote consulting as a Digital Strategist. You can read my journey up on the blog (link in bio) and perhaps learn from my career lessons to make sure you fucking LOVE Mondays (and every day of the week)!
Apenas a 10 minutos do Santiago de Alfama encontra o Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner! Em frente à famosa Igreja do Convento da Graça vê uma das mais belas vistas sobre a cidade de Lisboa!! [EN] With a 10 minutes walk you will find the viewpoint Sophia de Mello Breyner! One of the most splendid views over Lisbon in front of the well known Church of Graça, perfect to enjoy a sunset! • #santiagodealfama#santiagodealfamaboutiquehotel@audreysalfama@thebeautybaralfama
ENG – Located in Lisbon’s historical centre and looking out onto the Tagus river, the Praça do Comércio is one of Lisbon’s most impressive spots. This photo was taken under the Arco da Rua Augusta (Rua Augusta Arch), which marks the entrance to this remarkable waterfront square. Did you know that the Tagus river is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, with an estimated length of more than 1000 km?
ESP – Ubicado en el centro histórico de Lisboa y con vistas al río Tajo, la Praça do Comércio es uno de los lugares más impresionantes de la ciudad. Esta foto fue tomada bajo el Arco da Rua Augusta, que marca la entrada a esta notable plaza frente al mar. ¿Sabías que el río Tajo es el más largo de la Península Ibérica, con una longitud estimada de más de 1000 kilómetros?
It's been a day since I returned from Lisbon and I'm already missing the food! During my first evening in the city, I stumbled upon A Pousadinha - a bakery in Praça da Figueira.
A Pousadinha specializes in pastries from Tentúgal, a village in the Coimbra District of Portugal. Tentúgal is known for baked goods which originated in the 16th century from nuns in the Carmelite convent.
A Pousadinha brings these regional pastries to Lisbon, including pasteles de Tentúgal (thin, flakey pastry filled with rich egg custard) and queijada de Tentúgal (cheese egg yolk tarts). I tried one of each and they were lovely - definitely different to the desserts you find in other parts of Europe! Because of the egg yolk, these treats have a dense and rich flavour that is best consumed in smaller doses.
Upon talking to the staff, I learned that this location had only been open for 3 days! Shout out to Tiago and Margarida, the staff who chatted to me in the shop and described the pastries! They were so friendly and happy to talk to a gluttonous traveller like myself! After having spent 5 days in Lisbon, I didn't see these specific treats anywhere else so if you're keen to try them, A Pousadinha should be on your list! ~Jess