My partner and I have this agreement that we will (as long as it is possible) always celebrate our birthdays experiencing a place elsewhere. Ceri had never been to Portugal before. So I thought this would be a great trip, to escape the harsh British winter and to wander around the cobbled streets of Lisboa, whilst practicing her Portuguese and trying many of their delicacies.

I highly recommend visiting Portugal. We stayed in the Alfama and it just felt like we were sent back in time. What a wonderful place to explore.