By Genta Kulari, an art and speech therapist who made the solo move to Portugal from Albania five years ago to complete her studies in Lisbon.Edited by Elodi Troskie
When I first moved to Lisbon, it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the beautiful capital of Portugal. Lisbon is colourful, inviting and culturally diverse, with a fascinating history and a lively arts and cultural scene, perhaps as a result. This is one of the safest and most affordable cities in Europe, making it one of the best destinations for solo travellers. When I first moved to Lisbon, it was a solo mission, but the city welcomes you with both arms wide open. Having come here by myself, I’ve got a few tips to share with anyone looking for a solo trip to Portugal. Here’s my solo travel guide to Lisbon along with a few suggestions for the best things to do in Lisbon alone.