Despite being an experienced travel aficionado from the US, I must admit the opportunity to visit Portugal had never really come up.
But when I heard that it had been considered the ‘Best European Country’ by USA Today, the first thought that came into my mind was: “What better time than now?” I was planning a European ‘tour’ anyway!
I took the cheapest flight I could find to Lisbon, and although I’ve only been here for a few days, I must say that they really nailed their choice!
Lisbon has to be one of the most authentic and beautiful European capitals, full of historical landmarks and cultural venues, and the simple yet delicious Portuguese food is to die for!
I’ve yet to travel further north but imagine it can only get better …
Hopefully, USA Today’s distinction will help increase Portugal’s visibility in the US, as it is usually overlooked in favour of other European countries.
Daniel K., by email