Lisbon is a perfect destination for solo travellers. Not only is it safe, but compact with great public transport. Lisbon is full of amazing food, architecture, views and people. I enjoyed a long and very colourful weekend in the city sampling (too many) pastries, finding the best views, witnessing many passionate fights (it turns out that scene in Portugal from Love Actually isn’t that much of an exaggeration) and enjoying a slower pace of life.

Non-Portuguese speakers needn’t worry – most people not only spoke English, but were happy to do so. People were generally friendly and helpful making it a perfect destination for solo travellers.

Here is my Lisbon Instagram diary:

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