LISBON, PORTUGAL // Must-do travel tips!

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Hello, from Lisbon, Portugal! I’m going to
show you guys the best things that you have to do in Lisbon when you come to
visit. So this morning, for instance, before I did anything else, Clare and I
went to get the best-known pastry here in Portugal: pastel de nata! I’m probably
saying it really wrong, but I can tell you one thing: it is absurdly delicious!
So come with us. These are egg tart pastries and they are the reigning queen of Portugal’s pastry scene, for good reason! -So good. -Mmm, oh my gosh,
better than I expected! We got these just about every day from various bakeries. They’re amazing. -That’s some good crunch! -It’s really good! Closest to our Airbnb was Baga Baga,
offering Connor’s favorite version. My favorite version, though. was in Bairro
Alto, called Manteigaria. Oh…so warm from the oven. That’s a good sign! Oh wow, this might be my favorite. Super buttery, sweet, but not too sweet, and a nice
carmelization. Do I have some on my teeth? I will dream
of these for months to come. Probably the most famous pastel de nata bakery in Lisbon is Pasteis de Belém. It was definitely the least sweet; it was almost savory in its egginess! Don’t get me wrong, though, I love this
one, too. This was Clare’s favorite version. So
once you’ve gotten your pastry fix for the day, you’ll be energized to
experience the rest of the city! When you’re ready to take a break from the city, just hop on the public transportation and — bam — in 45 minutes
you’ll be at the beach! We had a beach day in Cascais. We’re not very good at
just laying on the beach, so we rented some stand-up paddleboards. What I love about this kind of activity is that it gives you access to see things and a
part of the town that you’d never get to experience otherwise. Another day trip we did was hiking from the far western side of Portugal (Cabo da Roca) into Sintra, a 9-mile hike. So we started here, now we’re all the way up here, and we’re going to end here. -So
why was Sintra worth hiking 9 miles to? Well, do you see this palace behind me
here? Let me give you a better look. This is Pena Palace. It is actually like
stepping into a fairy tale. Absolutely beautiful, and quite the end to our hike. Back in Lisbon, here’s another tip for you: go grocery shopping at a local shop.
I mean, if you’re a foodie, you will find it endlessly fascinating. Pick up some
items, then bring them home and make a home-cooked meal! *Fado music playing* -Do you guys enjoy this fado music? -Yeah! -It totally set the scene! *corkscrew pops* -Ta-da! Not only is it nicer on the wallet than eating out every day of your trip, but it can make you feel — even
if temporarily — like a local. We lucked out with a pretty incredible rooftop at
our Airbnb. -Seriously though, our Airbnb is so sweet!
-It’s so sweet. -I could actually stay there for awhile. -Yep! Bring back all of our friends
and family, -Yes! -…take them to all of our favorite Lisbon spots. Oh we had a few favorite spots! I’ll put
the names of some restaurants in the description box below. The Portuguese go-tos of meat and fish and cheese and olives were solid every time. Oh! But I
need to tell you about this gelato place, Santini. It’s a well known spot for good reason! Seriously, some of the best gelato I’ve
had in a long time. -We…we’re not sure… -There’s no signage for this Park Bar
we hear of. -Either we are going to get mugged in a parking garage or going to a really
cool bar. -Either/or…you know. -You have to go up through a parking garage… -Where are we? -But it was totally worth it. One of the better views we saw in Lisbon was
from the Park Bar rooftop! And what I like to do is take one meal and pretend I’m really fancy, so you know, be posh for the day. Today, it’s Four Seasons Ritz — let’s eat! Thanks to Four Seasons Ritz for making
our luxury lunch happen, we were quite impressed. Connor and Clare, you two are
the most incredible travel buddies. Thank you for being my on-the-go production
team for this video and for being such all-around amazing humans. I love you
guys. As always, guys, keep it quirky! See you next week!

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