First Time in Portugal

I always love being pleasantly surprised, being proven wrong when my expectation is low. Portugal has my heart. This is my first trip to Portugal and it did not disappoint. The beach, ambiance, and people are so beautiful. I am missing Portugal already just by looking at my summer photos. It was definitely for the books.

We decided to explore Lagos instead of Lisbon for its beaches. I am so glad that we did! The beaches in Lagos are breathtaking! We went to Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo. Since we were in the Algarve coast, there were multiple beaches in the region and they were all so close to each other! 

Our Portugal trip just happened after our London trip. We stayed in London for 5 days and everyday was so tiring with all the constant walking and exploring. Don’t get me wrong, I love London and everyday was really fun. However, it was really tiring too so the change of phase in Portugal was really appreciated. I supposed we could call it a “lazy trip” then or staycation?

I enjoyed spending our days in the beaches just lounging, reading, taking in the scenery, and eating non-stop pastel de nata. OMG! I love pastel de nata! It’s a Portuguese custard tart and it’s absolutely delicious! Would have to go back to Portugal just for that.

If you eat really late like I do, you’re going to love that Portugal’s restaurants mostly closes around midnight or later. We went to Nah Nah Nah Burger and their variety is amazing! They have vegetarian, chicken, beef, and so on! The restaurant is so lively and just fun. I wish I took pictures of our other meals but I think we were too hungry for photos!

Some of the beaches also have caves and cool land formations that you could explore! If you’re more adventurous, you can climb and go inside the narrow passages. I did not, because I was scared. Lol. Also, felt super over-dressed in the beach. Some were nude while tanning and swimming. I did not swim because the water was too cold for me!

However, I took a lot of photos especially during the sunset! It’s so beautiful! I can’t get over how lucky I am to be able to finally visit Portugal! Everything is so worth it. This summer is so memorable and I can’t wait to put every photos in an album! Wishing everyone a great day!





  1. October 17, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I love it! Great pictures, I’m missing Portugal so much right now :’)

    • October 17, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Aw! Where in Portugal have you been ? I want to go see Lisbon soon! 😍💕

  2. October 17, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Love your Portugal pictures. My sister and brother-in-law just went to Lisbon, Portugal. glad you had fun

    • October 17, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Oh! It was beautiful ! I have to go back to see Lisbon! Did they enjoy their time in Lisbon ?

      • October 17, 2017 / 1:14 pm

        they’re there now on business. well my brother-in-law is there on business and my sister to see the sites.

        • October 17, 2017 / 1:19 pm

          Oh, I see ! I’m sure your sister is having a great! I completely forgot where are you from Crystal ? I’m from California ! 😊💕

          • October 17, 2017 / 1:24 pm

            A little rural town in Pennsylvania in Butler County

  3. October 17, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures, Chy! I love your blog so much!

    • October 17, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Aw! Thanks Natalie ! I’m so glad to be back on blogging ! College is demanding but oh well ! Where are you from again? Trying to know more of you guys! I’m from California as you guys know! 😊💕

      • October 18, 2017 / 9:26 pm

        I’m from California as well, NorCal!

        • October 18, 2017 / 9:27 pm

          Same ! I go to UC Berkeley ! Where do you go ? 😱

  4. October 18, 2017 / 12:18 am

    The beaches look beautiful! I’ve just found your blog and I love the name, mangos are my favourite fruit! xx

    • October 18, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Aw! I love it when people find my blog by accident ! OMG! I love mangoes too! I try to blog everyday about my travels and fashion! I’m Chy by the way! 😊💕

      • October 18, 2017 / 9:19 am

        Sounds great, I can’t wait to read more of your posts! I read your little description and I love the way you said ‘like chi tea’ haha! I’m Zoë xx

  5. October 18, 2017 / 12:39 am

    Your photos are beautiful, I love it!

    • October 18, 2017 / 12:41 am

      Aw! Thank you so much! Where are you from? I’ve been trying to get to know my readers more! I’m Chy and I’m from California ! 💕😊

  6. October 18, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Brings back happy memories of eating barbecued sardines on the beach in the Algarve. Hope you managed to dodge the awful fires!

    • October 18, 2017 / 12:47 am

      What happened in Portugal is unfortunate. Hope everyone is alright ! No, I was already out of Portugal when the fires happened. Yes, Portugal is beautiful and can’t wait to post more of my Europe photos ! 💕😊

  7. October 18, 2017 / 3:57 am

    Beautiful Portugal. Amazing beaches and looks like you had such a good time <3

  8. October 18, 2017 / 7:12 am

    These pictures are absolutely divine! Also girl work that camera! You are the cutest! Portugal is on my bucket list, and this post seriously just gave me travel envy! I am glad you had such a great time! <3

  9. October 18, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Great Photos you are so happy

    • October 18, 2017 / 2:16 pm

      Aw! Thank you girl ! You are so nice! I try to post everyday ! Where are you from? I’ve been trying to get to know all my readers! I’m Chy and I’m from California !

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