Hi All! Karen and I are finally stateside again after a month of travel via cruise ship. I gave a little overview of the trip in my last post, but now I want to start sharing lots of the fun images I shot on this adventure. First stop: Lisbon!

Our ship, the Crystal Serenity, would be departing from Lisbon and we decided to fly there a few days early in order to explore the city a bit. This was both of our first times in Portugal so we wanted to try to get a good taste of it. We spent most of our time exploring on foot, walking around the main areas and letting ourselves wander toward any potential photo ops. We enjoyed shooting in all the narrow, cobblestone streets lined with brightly-colored buildings and laundry hanging from the windows. We also spent a lot of time in the¬†Castelo de S. Jorge National Monument, which is essentially a giant castle. And of course we couldn’t visit Portugal without getting some of the local flavor, so we found ourselves at the Port Wine Institute, sampling some 5-year-old, 10-year-old, and 20-year-old port. As an unexpected bonus, we also ran across the Portuguese Beer Museum, which was just hilarious because I have a way of running into beer-related things while we’re traveling.

So without further ado, here is a visual recap of our visit to Lisbon:

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Karen has her own post on Lisbon, and you can read that HERE. Our next stop was Madeira, which is an island about 500 miles south of Lisbon. More to come!