@ 📍Sintra, Portugal
Less than 30 minutes outside of Lisbon, Sintra is well worth an afternoon detour. In fact, it was our first stop in Portugal and happened to start things off with a “oh, there was a bus we could have taken up that huge hill?” bang. Sometimes having no plan can bite you in the butt, but my butt sure did benefit from that uphill climb. The roads are narrow and parking spaces are few, so pro tip: embrace the public transportation.