Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Trip to Lisbon, Portugal

Of the many trips offered here at SUMC, few provide students with the opportunity to travel beyond Spain's borders; when I heard there would be a trip to Portugal in spring semester I immediately put my name in. I was lucky enough to be one of about 90 people who went on the trip this past weekend, and it was absolutely incredible. In addition to the city of Lisbon, we visited the suburb of Belém, nearby town of Sintra and the westernmost point of Europe, known as Cabo da Roca. The 8 hour bus ride from Madrid was certainly less than pleasant, but the regularity of the bus route leaves little excuse to miss this one-of-a-kind European city. Not only that, but they speak much better English in Lisbon than in most of Spain. Regardless of whether or not you make it Madrid, Lisbon and the surrounding area are a must-see.

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