Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I’ve been in a whirlwind of travel planning. Remember when I told you that I’d be spending the summer in London teaching? Well, everything is officially a go, so I had to buy my tickets this week and make it official. And while I am totally excited to spend six weeks with 20 college students for six hours a day, five days a week in a city as exciting as London, I know I’m going to need a real vacation at the end of it all. So, guess where I’m going? If you’re thinking I’m heading to the Iberian peninsula, you’re right. But if you think I’m going to Spain, you are mistaken.
I’m going to Portugal! *screams and cheers from her desk at work * For some reason, Lisbon is still my favorite European city. It’s the first place el esposo and I ever took a vacation together and where we returned to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. To me, Lisbon is romance and mystery and warmth and a hint of tropical. It is Black and European and multicultural. The food is amazing, the architecture is stunning, and the people are friendly. And my goodness, those holy custard tarts are ridiculously delicious. What more could you ask for? Oh, and all those castles. Pink castles, people. I’m taking all three niños too for the first time. I hope they adore Lisbon as much as I do.
Dear readers, if any of you love Lisbon, please let me know what you love the best and give me some ideas about where I should I go and what I should do. Especially with three kids. I’m totally listening.