|Lisbon, Portugal, © Uma Muthuraaman|
It is my fourth Pastéis de Nata and I'm washing it down with some port wine and watching one of the last sunsets of 2011 from the banks of the Tagus river. The place, the food and the drink seem to set the mood to post a new year greeting although the more time I take to do this would mean more time in the treadmill at a later point.
Neither the sweet Portuguese tarts I'm cramming in nor the wine I'm washing it down with get my attention as much as the sunset does. The warm, magnificent, pinkish orange glow in the sky as the sun goes down one last time before it rises to a new day, a new year and possibly a new era combined with the unhurried pace of life in Lisbon, the traditional seafood menu, the narrow mosaic-floored pathways and the faint (and thankfully distant) sound of Fado music, offers a time and place for a perfect ending to a calendar year!
With Best Wishes