Today was a fairly busy day at work–after the relaxed laziness of yesterday, I came back ready to rumble and I managed to get several projects done, which was exciting and fun. I adore the miscellaneous research and pouring over cables (basically official emails) for writing.

After work, three of the interns and I met up to cook dinner at one of the intern’s apartments. It was a really nice apartment, extremely modern and new. The neighborhood was also obviously newer, because the buildings were far taller, and not as decorated, as the ones in my neighborhood are. This really reminded me how diverse of a city Lisbon is–though the classical houses look like mine and Laura’s, there’s so much else going on.

That part of town was extremely modern and new, very close to the iconic Benfica stadium.

We shopped for vegetables at a nearby grocery store, and then ate a dinner of fried noodles–adding red pepper, mushroom, and bean sprouts was pretty fun. I wouldn’t say it was the best thing I’ve ever made, but it certainly went a lot better than the Pasta cooking experience in China!

Tomorrow will be a leisure day of perhaps also doing some laundry, but

Privacy Preference Center