Lisbon was an unexpected and beautiful surprise. It felt like summer in October, but it was the architecture, the friendliness of the people and the culture that really made Lisbon a special place.
Lisbon is a city built on hills, very steep ones too. We got a swift introduction the steep hills of Lisbon as soon as we arrived. Upon exiting the subway we realized that to get to our hostel we had to walk up hill – there was no none-hill option. The shorter route was also the steepest and so our introduction to Lisbon’s hilly terrain was swift and true.
We stayed at the B.A. Hostel, right in the middle of Bairro Alto. It was a lovely hostel, the staff was friendly and helpful. The hostel is small and seems to attract families, older adults rather than British weekend partiers. We arrived quite early in Lisbon and had to wait to check-in to our room, so we walked down to see Praça do Comércio.