I celebrated my 30th birthday in my favourite country, Portugal with some amazing friends. The adventures all started with 2 of my best friends who flew over to Lisbon with me. A week of madness, laughter, fun and a bit of work was just what my birthday week was about. I am so grateful for the friends that joined us to celebrate.


This is just a small detailed blog post about my trip. I will later on give you more details about the tours, food, and places that are a must visit when in Lisbon. I tried Tap Air Portugal for the first time, a few pro’s and con’s to flying with them, but what’s most important is that I got to Lisbon.

We started with a celebration of drinks before watching the World Cup match- Croatia Vs England match.


Just in Praça do Comércio a wonderful crowd of people watching the match. CROATIAAAAAAA all the way. I was celebrating when they won. It was a wonderful start to my birthday.

On the 12th of July, I woke up to champagne breakfast with lots of goodies from my girls. I only turn 30 once so they made sure I started it all soo good.

We got dressed in out birthday outfits and took the train from Lisbon to Setubal. We headed by car to Arrabida by car with a friend who lives in the area. It was beautiful and refreshing. The weather was not on our side but it didn’t stop up for touring.

The tour guide for the day was Fabio (travel blogger O Tipo Da Carrinha) who brought us to another side of Setubal I have not seen before. I saw pictures from google but seeing in person changes it.

In such a rush from getting back to Lisbon, we managed to make it to dinner on time. A few close friends living in Lisbon met up with us at Las Ficheras for some delicious Mexican food and cocktails. As the night went on we wonder to Pink street for some music and a boogie on the dance floor. It was certainly a birthday I enjoyed, especially when getting back to the Airbnb at 6 am.

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To be continued….

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27 thoughts on “Celebrating My Birthday In Portugal

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  2. Mario says:

    You seem like you had a great time in Portugal! We’ve also been there this year (November, but did not visit Setubal – maybe another time?). Also: My gf introduced me to to the “holidays-birthday-rule”: If you are on holidays during your birthday, it doesn’t count. That said, we decided to stay “forever young”.

  3. Noraly says:

    Happy birthday and looks like you really enjoyed it 🙂 I love spending birthdays abroad, I recently spend my 31st in Ecuador. Can highly recommend that to you for next year 😉

  4. Nomads4Life says:

    It’s always fun to watch the World Cup in another country. All the festive people added to your birthday celebration, I’m sure! Looking forward to reading the other posts, especially your view of TAP Portugal. Just flew them myself for the first time this week.

  5. Sylvia says:

    I was just talking to some travel buddies about Portugal possibly being my next trip! You make it seem like a great time and it’s your favorite. Hopefully I’ll experience it soon enough

  6. Anjali Chawla says:

    We too celebrate our daughter’s birthday by traveling somewhere new. I strongly feel that there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion for that matter than by traveling somewhere new. No better gift than a gift of traveling. I’m glad you gifted yourself one 🙂 Happy Birthday!

  7. Daniel says:

    I’m glad to see you had such a great time for your birthday in Portugal. Coincidentally, I was actually planning to have my next birthday in Portugal as well 🙂

  8. Navita says:

    Celebrating birthdays with friends is special and you made your 30th even more special by being in Portugal with them! Something that will stay in memories for ever! Wishing many more happy memories for you!

  9. Simona says:

    What a great location for a birthday celebration! I totally love Lisbon! Sounds like you had a great time! World Cup match during your birthday must have only added to the fun! 🙂

  10. Renata - www.byemyself.com says:

    I also love Portugal, so I totally get it that you wanted to spend your special day there – and what can I say: It shows on your face how much fun you had! Manymanymanymanymanymanymanymanymanyhappyreturns – to Portugal as well 😉

  11. Jaz says:

    What a fabulous way to celebrate your 30th birthday & many happy returns! Coincidentally, I celebrated my birthday last year in Lisbon – isn’t it the perfect place to celebrate a birthday.

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