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Why You Should Never Do Your Erasmus in Lisbon

Why You Should Never Do Your Erasmus in Lisbon

Is it that time of your university degree when you need to fill in your Erasmus application? Are you making lists of all the pros and cons of every city in Europe? If this is the case, then this post is for you! Check out why you should definitely never your Erasmus in Lisbon:

1. Lisbon’s weather is too hot!

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Yes, you read that well. In the summer, it can be really hot, reaching almost 40 degrees Celsius, and in the winter the lowest ever is something like 5 degrees. If you’re from Northern Europe, don’t come close; I repeat, do not come close. Danger of melting!

2. Pastéis de Belém might cause diabetes!

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Lisbon is famous for this delicious pastry: Pastéis de Belém. If you go there you will probably eat so many of these that your sugar levels will rise exponentially! The further away, the better.

3. Beautiful beaches are too close!

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In less than 30 minutes, you can be lying on the beach. Who would ever want that Everyone knows how dangerous going to the beach can be… I mean, there’s a lot of water in there, you might put your life in danger. You might even drown!

Besides that, there are so many beaches to choose from… Too many choices.

4. Public transports are old!

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As people usually say, one picture is worth a thousand words. Terrible!

5. You will face some studying problems!

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There are not many places to choose from. Only like 200 libraries, 700 cafes and 39,203 open spaces. You’ll definitely be stuck at home studying!

6. Fado is so depressive!

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If you are not into Portuguese culture yet, then you might not know Fado. Fado, which means “fate” or “destiny”, is the most traditional Portuguese music genre. In 2011, it was inscribed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. 

Fado sounds nice, but it only talks about sadness and nostalgia! Plus, if you can’t dance to it, then what’s the point of listening to it? Get depressed?

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7. You will do the same things every day!

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Lisbon was considered the Ibero-American Capital City for Culture in 2017. This is bad news! It probably means that there are not much things that Lisbon can offer you regarding cultural activities.

However, even if there are some nice museums or concerts, why would someone want to go to all these places? Lisbon can’t be that different from all of the other cities you know.

I haven’t been able to convince you not to choose Lisbon? Too bad. Go at your own risk. (But seriously, it’s the best place ever!)


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