Lisbon: one dream city. Old, wide streets, deep green tall trees that cover the main roads and the most delicious desserts I have ever had! Where speaking becomes an art, as the beautiful accent of the Portuguese feels like music and the friendly way people act in Lisbon makes this port an irresistible place to visit...
I arrived on April 18. I almost lost one of my flights, but you can call it destiny, fate, karma ... I managed to get the connection - the last flight was 5 hours behind schedule! -
24 hours after getting on the first plane to Mexico City I was in Lisbon. A taxi driver took me to my hotel, and when I told him I was Mexican, he began to talk of his fanaticism for famous Mexican singer Pedro Infante and comedian Cantinflas. A sweet welcoming! That day I explored the city a few hours with our fellow blogger Diego, and of course we ate the most delicious cakes in the whole world: the famous Pasteis de Belem.
The following days they spent were just incredible. The EJC team did an exceptional job: we approached environmental journalists in Lisbon, we observed some dolphins very closely, we learnt about sustainable projects in the beautiful town of Sintra, we went to talks with climate change experts University of Lisbon and we approached related problems in ocean topics with climate change. We ate local food. We went to a water treatment plant. We lived together... We met the great writers and photographers who are behind this platform ...
A unique experience. Lisbon stays in my heart today, but the most important matter I will always remember are the people who had the opportunity to meet, laugh, discuss and learn from in this adventure
-- Stay tuned for my next post on environmental journalism in Lisbon!! - -
(Andrea Arzaba, April 2011)
Pictures taken by Andrea Arzaba