Day two in Lisbon was a hungover one. Sorry Mom, I know that’s not what you want to hear!! But our small party on the balcony the night before somehow turned into an early morning dance rave at Urban Beach – a totally cool club spot if you’re ever in town! But anyways, back to the hangover. It was bad. Throbbing head and churning tummy bad. Luckily, my beautiful friend Amie is a nurse, so she was able to cure us with pills and packets of magical healing. Our only remaining ailments were then sleepy eyes and sore feet, so we decided a trip to the beach was the perfect hangover antidote.
We hopped on the train and watched the scenery zoom by. We climbed off at the first sight of sand, and followed the surfboards down a long paved road. The paved road turned into a paved tunnel, and when we emerged, the beach was right in front of us.I’m a regular in the Atlantic, and felt right at home in the radiant blue, chilly Portuguese sea.
Can you spy Amie, front and center off in the distance? v v We spent the morning sleeping in the sun and eating ice cream. And reading and taking sporadic dips in the ocean!Tough life, huh?At the end of the day, we hopped back on the train and whizzed home.Avoiding falling into bed at all costs (which surly would have been the end to the night!) we threw on our evening clothes and ventured out to find a delicious, home cooked meal. Lisbon hangover cure number two! We also walked up the steepest hill known to man. I’m pretty sure Amie’s little legs almost broke. But it was worth it, because at the top were beautiful views and The Decadente, one of the best restaurants in Lisbon.The walls are filled with clocks and books, the lounge is furnished with oversized plush antique chairs and fireplaces. It’s where you want to read a book or sip a cool cocktail, laughing quietly and swapping tales with a friend.We sucked down cocktails as we waited for a table. I definitely recommend making a reservation here!
There is a cozy indoor seating area as well as a shabby-chic outdoor space. We went for a table inside, right by the kitchen, and watched delicious meals pass by us all night! We started with bread, garlic butter, and olives, and then moved right on to mains. Amie got steak and I got the duck, both amazingly well cooked. Despite our sleepy eyes, we still found time for dessert – there is always time for dessert! These delicious little fondant cakes were overflowing with a tart berry sauce, filled with melting molten chocolate. The night ended with a long walk home, past some beautiful lit Lisbon sights. When we got home, we fell into bed and were asleep within seconds. We were both so exhausted, and were proud we managed to fit in another fill Lisbon day, despite the hangover. I’m missing that sweet Lisbon beach sun already!