Welcome to sunny Lisbon where winter doesnt involve long dark days, its fantastic!
I have been working here for a week down here in Lisbon, Portugal which is pretty much as far as you can go across Europe. I have REALLY enjoyed my week here in a big way, ive got a great impression of this country.
The food! Hot dang, seafood! Grilled calamari, fresh garlic prawns! You know it! Fry some home make potato chips, grill a nice serlion and stick an eggs on top of it and you have Portugese steak. You all know, when Im full im happy so they did good just on this one.
Nice people too! Every portugese person ive spoken has been friendly and open to me. The hostel im staying at is owned by a retired Portugese guy who had time and money on his hands so opened a super nice new place here in the old town, hes always giving you the local advice and asking about how it went, it really feels like hes doing it for the fun, god bless him.
And the weather! It has been sunny all week which has been good for my soul. 17 degrees and light into 6 or 7 in the evening has given me energy again which I havnt felt for months, strangely similar to the good vibes I had in the US. Yesterday I went to the beach with my friends here and the water was faaaaarkin cold and it was only surfers with wetsuits but I absolutly had to go for a swim, even though everyone thought I was some crazy aussie bushman. It was refreshing and cleansing to be in the water, now my hair feels salty again and its something I miss.
My friends who study here have been rocking to me also, Lucka and Ranno took me out, introduced me to all their friends and we had awesome times, the big student party last night was going off like a frog in a sock. Is nice, I like!
Heres Ranno and I, what a man, tall blonde surfer guy AND Estonian! Whos heard of an Estonian surfer?? 🙂 Ladies, stand in an orderly queue for the surfer guy!
Good times in Lisbon, Portugal! Next week is Windsor in the UK, time for a dose of fish and chips and then its back to Nordics again where hopefully the worst of the cold has passed. rock on.
He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland