the other day i went for a walk and noticed some pretty typography all around me… some new, some really old and so so pretty and elegant. this is also what i love about this city and this country, the story behind these signs, the typography, the words, the typical shops and the habits they represent, like drinking ginginha, buying a hat or going for some pastries!
all tourists must stop here for a cup of ginjinha! you can either stop on this one, or on another which is pretty close, a bit hidden, but rumors say that that one is even better! either way, they are both really small and they serve a good ginjinha, which is a liqueur made of ginja berries (sour cherries) in alcohol, with sugar and other ingredients! it’s really good!
and of course, being in rossio, how could i miss confeitaria nacional? this has been around since 1829 and it’s still quite famous! every single christmas, people gather here waiting for hours for the bolo-rei, a typical cake we eat around christmas until january. i am not a great fan of this cake, and i never tried the one sold here, however this is such a pretty place, that is always worth the reference!
and these are all i’ve got for today! bits of lisbon here and there! and it’s a good day to talk about lisbon, as it’s a sunny day and it feels so good to wake up in the morning and seeing all the sunshine going through your living-room!