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Amanda Thomas  Vegan food | Books | Travel πŸ“ Edinburgh πŸ’Œ amanda.ellen.thomas@gmail.com πŸ’™ Twitter: @hrcomesthesun_ πŸŽ₯ Latest YT vid ⬇️

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This post is brought to you by the word OOPS. Despite having retired the blog years ago, I always kept the URL and loved being able to look back on the years of adventures I documented on there. Except this year I forgot to renew it and by the time I noticed it had already been snapped up by some discount company. Sigh πŸ˜‘I guess that signifies the true end of my past life as a blogger

I realise I've gone a little overboard with the uploads over the past two weeks but this trip has been such a visual feast! I got home in the wee hours this morning and as sad as I am that it's all over, it was also really nice to sleep in my own bed. In the interest of chilling out with all the posting, I've added a few pics to this upload - my last few faves of the trip. Such an amazing couple of weeks and Portugal in particular now holds a special place in my heart. Now that normality is resuming I'm going to take a wee break from the gram and the constant sharing. Thanks for following the adventure - next stop is Prague later this year βœˆοΈπŸ’•

What a vista β˜€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

I genuinely feel like crying at the fact we're leaving Portugal today. By far and away my favourite country we have ever travelled to. We will be back for more of this magic ✨

Atmosphere is getting electric around here & the sound of the squeaky hammers are starting to fill the streets. At sun down is when it'll truly kick off. Not exactly sure what to expect but I'm enjoying the buzz in the air ✨

The streets of Porto are alive with colour and festivity in preparation for the SΓ£o JoΓ£o celebrations tonight. The story behind this starts in the 14th century as a pagan festival and since has become one of the most vibrant festivals in all of Europe. My favourite part: we buy squeaky blow up hammers and run around hitting each other on the head πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ I'll try share some of it in my stories tonight!

I don't know WHAT my face is doing in this picture but I just know I was feeling a little chuffed to be standing amongst a bed of hydrangeas that match my tattoo πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ’• Our journey from Lisbon to Porto (via Sintra) today was full of incredible visuals & so many breath taking views. Now we're tucked up in our cute Porto apartment (after a glass of port 🍷) & ready to tackle the festival crowds tomorrow - that's a story for another post coming soon πŸŽ‰

We've been dreaming about visiting Pena Palace for so long, feels surreal to finally be here. So many colours, textures and details around every corner πŸ’•

This goes down as a top 3 life experience to date 😱

Cheers to you Lisbon, you've been an absolute dream with your roof top bars, colourful streets, delicious food and drink. Truly sad to be leaving today but excited for our Sintra/Pena/Porto adventure πŸš—

Dusk view from our balcony for our last night in Lisboa πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ This city is a pastel lovers dream πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Afternoon drink on a roof top bar with what might be my favourite view of the trip so far πŸ·πŸ’•

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