You’d think I’d be lying when I told you it is 31ºc outside and it is almost the end of October. And no, I don’t live on the Southern Hemisphere. So Mr. Weather you’re drunk, go home! You’re supposed to make us feel chilly and not making people wear sandals and t-shirts like it was summer all over again!
This is seriously messed up. People don’t know what wear, they had already packed up all the summer clothes and shoes because it is the end of October… but come on, not matter what the month is, you can’t stand this heat wearing autumn clothes. Crazy.
I hate too much heat and I can’t stand being outside feeling burned. But as I always go out on Sundays the perfect option was eating out and spend the afternoon on a museum, where air conditioning is always a must.
So I went to a coffee shop near the museum called O Pão Nosso and I had a very nice and light lunch. I’d already heard good reviews about this coffee shop which is also a bakery and I was really enchanted by the place! It is quite small but cosy and has a lovely decoration.
So I had home made yogurt with hazelnut and honey which was deliciouuus and a bagel with cottage cheese, figs, lettuce and honey! Also delish. Oh and I can’t forget to mention the homemade juices! Mine was mango and orange and my mum’s was pineapple with mint. Both so fresh and yummy – now I wish I was drinking one right now.
Then we went to Gulbenkian Museum and saw loads of exhibitions: the first one was about Japanese calligraphy. It displayed several poems and proverbs written in different Japanese forms (Kanji and Kana) and some of them were quite inspiring and kept you thinking throughout the exhibition.
I absolutely love learning things about completely different cultures so I really enjoyed it! Then I went to the Modern Art Centre and visited the António Dacosta, Animalia and Nature in the CAM Collection and then my favourite one, the Arshile Gorky and the Collection.
People usually only go to museums when they’re on holidays and abroad but it’s so nice to sometimes go out and relax and go to a local museum and appreciate all the good cultural offer that your city has! Besides, afterwards visiting the exhibitions there’s nothing better than lying on the grass of the museum garden and read a book to complete your relaxing Sunday evening :)
Disclaimer: All the pictures were taking by me except the first one, which was taken from O Pão Nosso Facebook page.