The small towns of Portugal
On our way back from Lisbon, we stopped for a bit at a couple quiet towns in Portugal, Fátima y Óbidos. They were not as packed with tourists, compared to the larger cities, which was a nice change of pace. Personally, I do enjoy seeing the attractions of the major cities abroad, but I have the most fun in smaller towns. Being in a small city in another country allows me to submerse myself in the life of people in a particular country, rather than seeing a westernized version of a foreign place.
Fátima is a small city whit the main attraction is being the home to one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. Many of the tombs inside the cathedral were under constant armed guard. I decided to spend time with the goldfish in the cathedral's fountain rather than with armed strangers.
Óbidos derives its name from "fortified city" in Latin, which is very appropriate since the small town is still surrounded by massive castle walls. I spent some time climbing up and walking along the city's famous walls before visiting its marketplace, where I found a glue gun in a claw machine.