we landed in lisbon early in the morning
and headed straight to our a m a z i n g
hostel, the independente. this is no normal
hostel. it is the old swiss embassy that has
been turned into the most well-designed,
great hostel! it is so nice, clean, gorgeous,
and welcoming. staying here is an experience
in itself! we really can't recommend this place more.
^^ it's on the top of a hill, so the walk there is a good
little workout pulling the bags..but it's worth it!
^^ the independente has a restaurant on the main floor: the decadente.
it is one of the most famous restaurants in lisbon, so it's really nice
to have it right where you are staying. breakfast is included and
dinner is reasonable and incredible! we had breakfast right when we arrived.
^^ loved the design and feel of our room.
gorgeous staircases ^^
^^ no, this is not the view from a castle..it is the view from
our room's balcony!!! ahhh! what a dream. i wanted to
just stay up there forever and take it all in!
^^ view from our hotel balcony. you can see
the castle, the river, the city...it's a dream!
^^ those ceilings!!
we were starving after a long day going all through lisbon,
so we were more than ready for an amazing meal at
the decadente..and we weren't disappointed!
^^ perfect bread + cheese starter
^^ "portugal on a plate" ^^
i had to order that!
^^ they have so many fun events
going on every night at "the indie"
we got back to our room, THAT VIEW!
we had to stop and see the ponte 25 de abril..
AKA the twin to the golden gate bridge!
then it was off to the next city early the next morning!