Overshadowing sickness

Well, this didn’t turn out the way I thought. Coming back from Portugal I fell really sick. I thought it was a bad case of the flu, but after landing and sleeping another night with high fever and vomit I phoned I went to the hospital. After being shipped around a bit, my local GP saw that my CRP, infection value was through the roof and he sent me back to the emergency ward, where I was hospitalized for 4 nights. I’ve been out since monday late afternoon, but I’m exhausted. Maybe because I’m still on antibiotics. But pills now, not intravenous.

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I started summing up my Web summit experience in a blog post, but that was all put on hold as I’ve been so sick. I’m feeling better now. So maybe on the weekend I’ll get an opportunity to get back that inspiring feeling I had when leaving Lisbon that has been totally overshadowed by being so ill.

Lisbon weekend away

I’m sitting at a the airport, waiting for the Web Summit registration to open at 7:00. Me being me, a little stressed out, decided to get up at dawn with Jon to the airport and see him off, then register here. I need to register before 15:00 to get my accredation for the opening night. Which is tonight!

So I’m drining a coffee and eating a croissant. And thought I’d give my blog a few lines, sum up the weekend!

So we left on friday for Lisbon and had a bit of a shock coming to the Airbnb place. It was not what I expected. The description used private and so on, but it was a room you couldn’t lock because she lost the keys and a shared bathroom, and the whole place stank of weed. Not what you expect for a romantic weekend away… The mattress was terrible, if you can call it a mattress. Hips and both our backs where hurting. But we still stayed in bed to try and find another accomodation. First lesson learnt; if something is too cheap to be true, it is. 

We found an hotel to a decent price and went for that. I’m so glad we did! Totally save the weekend. But before we checked in, we went to this busy, little café with great breakfast and awesome coffee! Brick Cafe Lisbon

So what about Lisbon so far – great coffee, lots of walking and lovely food.

We went for espetada by the water on the saturday evening. It was absolutely lovely! This is the place.

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We took a few tourist buses around Lisbon to get a good overview and some history.

DSC07317-ANIMATION.gifDSC07293-ANIMATIONDSC07328-2.jpegIMG_20171104_122456That was the weekend. Last night I attended the Women in Tech pre-dinner and met some interesting ladies. But tonight the actual Web Summit starts with the opening night that both me and my room mate Anna got tickets to. We also had accomodation problems and will tell you all about it another time.