It was a beautiful student by the name of Mariana who first lured us to the colourful Portuguese capital. We’re thankful for that chance encounter, given it introduced us to a city that’s too often overlooked. Vibrant and youthful, with a ramshackle beauty (a pointer to extended periods of economic hardship) that sees us returning, often, and eagerly labelling this Europe’s current capital of cool. Head here, get lost, enjoy. Simple.