Spring Break: Lagos, Portugal

For spring break, my friends headed over to Lagos, Portugal for a week of  vacation. Although the trip was great, it definitely wasn’t the relaxing beach vacation we expected. And it all started with the bus…

We flew into Lisbon, only realizing three days prior that we needed to take a four hour bus into the wee hours of the night to get to the south of Portugal to Lagos. It was a bit miserable, but we tried to keep our spirits up. Then it started to rain. This spring

break was off to an excellent start. When we finally got to Lagos, our hotel informed us that the weather was supposed to berainy all week. Ok, so we had to make other plans besides going to the beach. We filled our week with a boat trip, walking around town, trying new restaurants and lots of bars. All of our friends studying in Florence were also in Lagos the same week so it turned out to be kind of fun.

My friends and I stayed at Vila Mos Aparthotels, while our friends visiting from Florence stayed in the Rising Cock Hostel, a popular place for study abroad students to stay in Lagos while spring breaking in Lagos. It was through the hostel that we were able to go on a day boat cruise. This was particularly fun because a lot of student from University of Maryland were there. It was nice to see some familiar faces.

Although it was not beach weather, Lagos was a great trip. It was a relaxing week where we didn’t need to be running around sight seeing. It was also great to see friends who I don’t get to see every day. With my study abroad experience coming to an end, it was an enjoyable trip.

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About Allison Miszner

Hello, my name is Allison Miszner. I am a junior public relations student at the University of Maryland studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, for the semester. Follow my blog read about my experience traveling through Spain and Europe for the next four months. Enjoy!
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