As you might have guessed, our last day in Lisbon was bittersweet, but I think we can safely say we made the most of it. We started with brunch at the Decadente, followed by a stroll through the beautiful Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara park across the street. After our hearty meal, we decided to hike up to Castelo de São Jorge, an ancient fortress that overlooks the city. While the castle itself is a lot of fun to explore (walking the length of the tops of its walls gives you a pretty incredible bird’s eye view of Lisbon), the gardens surrounding it were my favorite part. It’s quite romantic to stroll around under the shady trees, among the ruins, with peacocks strutting around here and there, taking in the views of the city and sea on either side. Later in the afternoon, we stopped for a snack at Le Petit Cafe (the octopus was delicious!) and were lucky enough to catch a live performance of traditional fado music. Since we were kid-free and significantly less jet-lagged, we decided it would be a shame to leave Lisbon without checking out some of the nightlife. We walked around the Bairro Alto district before stopping at the Grape & Bites for wine, cheese, and charcuterie (our favorite meal in almost every country we visit!). After dinner, we met up with friends at Pavilhão Chinês (Portuguese for the “Chinese Pavilion”) – quite possibly one of the coolest bars I’ve ever been to. The place is a kind of collector’s museum, walls lined with antique toys and war memorabilia, each room different than the next (see pictures here). The whole experience was a wonderful way to end a truly memorable trip – we’re already planning our next trip back!