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Story: Whenever the idea of travel becomes ingrained in your subconscious, it’s in your best interest to ride the wave, wherever it may take you. Ideas that seemed impossible become more concrete, landscapes begin to tell stories and life – if only for a brief period of time – takes on another meaning entirely. What you may have thought you knew about a certain geographic region becomes obsolete. The food you eat tastes better, the breeze among the trees comes into focus and the life you lived before you began your travels seems distant. It’s almost as if travelling has clouded your previous inclination of the path in front of you before you even started the journey. Realise the magnitude of the word ‘travel’ and don’t hesitate to see the world.

Exploring Lisbon, Portugal and seeing a part of the world for the first time always grounds me. It’s a feeling that they don’t teach you in school and something that can only be achieved by actually doing it. Lisbon had always been somewhere that I wanted to explore; I drifted along the streets of the city taking in all that the historic town had to offer, as well as travelling to the coast of Guincho and Sesimbra. The cobbled streets, hidden alleyways, crystal-clear water and old buildings seemed to be much the same as they were decades ago. The glow that the sun gives off during sundown, the changing colour of the buildings as the light reflects off them and the pristine beaches are only some of the things which make this city special.

After a month in Lisbon, my time there came to an end. I learned a lot but just as much still remains undiscovered. Travel, move, explore and remember: all that remains on the horizon is yourself looking back.

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