If as a Kenyan you want to understand the amount of influence the Portuguese had on Mombasa’s Old Town, look no further than Lisbon. The narrow streets, The tiny restaurants, Grafitti, Medieval neighborhood, Some street activities that are not so legit, the Tuk Tuks!! My! Interestingly, Lisbon also comes to life at night. Same as Mombasa! Lisbon is that city that is characteristic of Old City Charm. It’s where one of the world’s biggest explorer Vasco Da Gama embarked on his exploration journey through Africa all the way to Goa India by Sea. The point of his departure is right in front of the Lisbon Square. All the history you learnt in school really starts to make sense. Some say the fiction character Sinbad is based on his story. Thers’s a concept that quite fascinated us about Lisbon. They have this night clubs that are located in a high rise building with several floors (obviously); and on each floor they play different genres of music – so you just go to the floor that plays the music of your choice. Or if you get tired of one beat you just go a level up, a level down, 2 3 maybe; and dance to whatever you fancy. I LOVed this! Boredom out the window! Anyways, If nightlife & Shopping is what tickles your fancy, Lisbon should be in your bucket list.