I am really blessed! Ever since relocating to Lisbon, I’ve had 1 friend visiting me per month on average Perhaps I should work for the Portugal Tourism Board instead. Ha. This month, I had the lovely company of Wanpei, aka my MAS twin, over the weekend! Actually, apart from the occasional FATCA emails in the past, I’ve never really worked with Wanpei as she was already based overseas when I joined the MAS. That said, I’ve lost count of the number of MAS friends telling me that I remind them of Wanpei in my speech, email writing style, mannerism, dress sense and even eating habits (ie. faithful patrons of Mr Bean for breakfast and Old Chang Kee for tea)!
Anyway, Cantinho Lusitano was chosen to be the welcome dinner venue. This was a repeat visit and once again, I was won over by their baked goat cheese with honey and rosemary!! When the desserts were served, the owners surprised us with port digestifs on the house. Apparently, it was to thank me for blogging about their restaurant previously. What a sweet gesture
As Querido and I had toured the National Museum of Ancient Art in the past, we waited in the gardens as Wanpei appreciated the ancient art displays. The scenic view, along with the lovely weather, made leisure reading so much more enjoyable. By the way, Wanpei must be my biggest museum-lover friend and she’s so knowledgeable about art! Really put me to shame in comparison.
The 3 of us enjoyed a filling lunch at Nosolo Italia! This was one of the rare times when Querido remarked that he was full even before finishing his calzone. My seafood spaghetti was delicious with generous ingredients. Nosolo Italia was also not stingy with the alcohol in their sangria. Yeah! A good glass of Sangria during the weekend always makes me happier
By the way, we didn’t spend most of our time eating even if our photos suggested otherwise! Not uploading photos of the usual tourist attractions as I had previously blogged about them. Wanpei visited many other tourist destinations too and as of now, she has gone to more museums in Lisbon than I’ve had!
It was great having you around, Wanpei! Porto and Viana are waiting for you. See you soon again in Portugal