Last month I was in Lisbon for my friend Lisa’s hen do. As I was there to celebrate with her there wasn’t much time to explore the city but I still managed to take a few snaps here and there. I really had no idea what to expect and it surprised me in so many ways. It’s a stunning city, one I fell in love with straightaway and know I will return to before long. The undulating streets are unlike anywhere I’ve visited before. Beautiful tiles compete for attention with graffiti everywhere you look. Trams fly past as you wait inline outside the pasteis de nata shops. It has a little of everything, even stunning beaches if you’re willing to travel a little to Sintra. The food was amazing, including the aforementioned pasteis de nata, the famous Portuguese custard tarts. I also tried an unusual local wine that’s known as green wine, the slightly sparkling version of which was really refreshing in the sunshine. If you’re a foodie it’s worth going to the Time Out Market where you can sample lots of local dishes under one roof, we popped there before strolling down by the waterfront. Be prepared to walk quite a bit in Lisbon, invariably up and down hills.