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.
To be continued….
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Portugal is my favorite country as well! Celebrating your 30th there sounds like it was wonderful! Happy Birthday!
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”.
I honestly think there’s no better way to celebrate a birthday than by traveling somewhere amazing! Happy Birthday!!
Farah, I like your smile a lot and things you do to make you happy spread your energy everywhere. Happy birthday! It’s a good choice to go to Portugal:)
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 😉
You looked so happy here!!! I also enjoyed your vlogs! Hope you enjoyed your birthday!
A great way to spend your birthday, travel in Portugal, got to see the world cup, relaxed in the beach and drink all you want 🙂
Sounds like a fab birthday! You’re lucky to have such good friends to celebrate with! There’s so much to enjoy in Lisbon, a birthday celebration is more icing on the cake, lol!
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.
The best way to celebrate a birthday, good company and a place we love.
The next time in Europe I will definitely visit Portugal.
wow Portugal seems a great place to celebrate the birthday! ahhha! Many more happy return of the day girl! enjoy also for me
Happy Birthday! Seems like you had a great time with your friends. We got Portugal vacation coming up so I’m really excited (:
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
So glad that you managed to get away for your 30th! I also went to Lisbon this year for my 21st!
Sounds like a great birthday celebration. Great place to do it in too.
Celebrating birthday with your best friends, and in your favorite country, you certainly made your special day so memorable.
Welcome to the dirty thirties lol. Glad you had a swell time. Haven’t been to Portugal yet bu Lisbon, Porto and Lagos are on my list.
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!
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 🙂
This was a great idea for a birthday. It looks like you had lots of fun in Portugal 🙂
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!
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! 🙂
It was so fun reading your blog and seeing your pictures:))) I think you are such a good friend to be:)
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 😉
Belated happy birthday! I totally relate to this. I have been celebrating my birthday abroad in the past 8 years! Always different country except the last 2 birthdays 🙂
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.