Today I arrived in Lisbon.  I had a brief layover in Newark on the way, what a gift. I got to see the New York City skyline in the daylight when when we came into Newark. Then I was lucky enough to see the full moon over the skyline at night as we took off. I have never had much of a draw towards NYC but I must say that  I could feel the energy and pull of it even from the sky.

Yesterday I met up with 3 other women that will be on this tour with me, we ventured  off on foot from our hotel and found the cutest little cafe/ restaurant. We stayed for 3 hours as the owner proudly brought out a giant fresh salad and shrimp. we then picked out our cuts of fish and then perfectly grilled them and presented them with a large family style plate of steamed veggies. I was such a quintessential Portugal experience. He didnt speak English and we at least knew how to say salad and shrimp… so it was a success.

I feel like I have known these women for years. Truly soul sisters. We had a great time laughing and sharing stories.

Its a good thing I was really tired because the beds are not much to write home about. (but I will tell you about them anyways).

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We are off soon to go meet the rest of the women and have our first harmony circle here in Lisbon.  Tomorrow we flyout to Paris.  I will check in again soon.

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