Sunday, March 28, 2010

the long view

Lisbon recently was chosen as Best Destination by the organization European Consumers Choice From the website it seems that tourism offices submit their city to be considered, and then volunteer consumers rate each application according to a set of criteria. In my opinion the description they give of Lisbon is pretty naff, at times veering on the far-fetched and romanticised, but maybe those are just parts of Lisbon I haven’t seen – obviously visiting a place is different to living there. However, the review is very accurate about a couple of things: the fabulous light and how Lisbon is a city of views. Sometimes I am walking around, I turn a corner, and a view (especially one of the river Tagus) takes my breath away.

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