~ Somewhere in Alfama, Lisbon ~
I had quite an interesting day today. I watched "Knives Out" which is an excellent murder-mystery film, I loved it! And secondly, that I had lovely conversations with two perfect strangers. On my way home, I was reflecting on the conversations and, once again, was reminded how much I love those kind of conversations. You know nothing about the other person, but you talk to them with kindness and a smile, and it just makes me so proud of humanity, to know these sort of people and experiences still exist!
Then I remembered that because most of my travels were solo travels, I talked to a lot of people I had never met before, and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely, kind and amazing these people were. They were all of different backgrounds, spoke different languages and had experienced life in such varied ways, and yet I connected with every one of them in different, yet lovely, ways. I met one such person in Lisbon, she was staying at the same hostel as me, and after striking up a conversation at breakfast, we decided to go out together that night. We walked around the little streets of Lisbon, mainly in Alfama and the decorations you see in the picture, were from the Santo António festival from 2 days prior. We ate Portuguese tapas and then watched Fado together, a famous type of Portuguese music. The next morning was her last, so I waited for her after breakfast, she brought her suitcase down and she said goodbye. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland and I, in Sydney, Australia, and yet we'll always have that experience of fado together for the first time on the streets of Lisbon ❤
One last thing and then I'll stop 😅 if you see someone and like their bag, or their shirt or their smile, just tell them... you don't know what effect it may have on them... 💚
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