Since I moved to Lisbon in September, I’ve continued to be a bit of a nomad as I was trying to secure housing here! I am finally getting settled now that it’s January. Back in December I found my current place but when I found out it wouldn’t be ready until January, I thought perhaps I’d go to the sea for the holidays. I found this lovely 100 year old house in Parede, 15 minutes from Lisbon, near Caiscais! I adored the little town of Parede by the sea, even more so than the fancier Estoril and Caiscais. I enjoyed walking to the sea, eating at the local pastelerias and roaming town, peering into abandoned villas and secret gardens!