Smells of Lisbon?

There’s a Portuguese song that was written by a legendary Portuguese fado singer named Amália Rodrigues in the 70’s that goes like this, “Cheira bem, cheira a lisboa.”

Translation: It smells good, smells of Lisbon. One of my favourite lines from this song is that Lisbon smells of flowers and the sea. I love that.

I can only speak for myself when I say that every time I’ve gotten off of a plane in Lisbon this song always comes to mind. Mostly because, hey, it smells fantastic! If I could bottle the smell I would (and would likely become very wealthy) but I can’t, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

What I’m getting at here is that I will be taking quite a long trip with my family this summer. We’ll be heading to Portugal very soon and I’m excited to share it with you.

I am mostly excited because it’s the first time that my husband and kidlets will visit Portugal. I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t your husband British?” I know… it’s quite shocking that my husband is British and has never been to Portugal. About 1.6 million Brits visit Portugal every year. Just one of those things…

I’m excited to go on such a wonderful vacation with my family. I can’t wait to show them where my roots are. What I’m a little afraid of is that my slightly nomadic husband will decide that he loves Portugal so much that he won’t want to come back. It really is that great.



  • Natalie Malda

    My husband (Dutch) and I took our son this march, an it was hard to come back!!! Would it really be that bad to stay?!? Hehehe

    Enjoy!!!




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