Hi everyone! This is Tasmia. I’m currently in Lisbon which is the capital of Portugal. Lisbon is the oldest city of Western Europe. One can visit many historical places here. I’m enjoying this place a lot. Lisbon is a stunning city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking. As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. One can visit Rossio Square , Baixa, Alfama, Algarve, Cascais, Belem . I would like to share my experience with you about some places where I have already visited .
First of all, I would like to tell about Rossio Square, it is a main square since the middle ages and it has been the setting of revolts, celebrations, bullfights and executions. Then, the amazing Cascais sea beach which is one of the amazing places one can visit. Another is Alfama, an area that is constructed with different historical monuments. It will take the whole day if I talk about the history and the beauty of the country.
Now I am gonna talk about an important issue of my life. As I am living here as a migrant woman, I was in need of some basic things here to simply live. All of this became easier after I got the address of Renovar A Mouraria. Firstly, I faced some issues to live here with the legislation. One time I heard that Portugal is serving free consultancy with a lawyer for migrant people and I benefited from it, a lawyer actually gave me information about the very valuable things I have to take care of. She also told me about the Portuguese language course provided by Renovar A Mouraria, free of cost, in the framework of a European project called WEMIN. After joining the class I got to know about other activities of the project which is an opportunity to meet other migrant women and share each other’s experiences. Here we can do some arts and crafts. This opportunity of meeting different migrant women has changed my life as I am a very much fond of making new friends. This is so informative, inspiring and innovative I must say. We are doing crafts from waste things. For instance, tetra packs, plastics, glass bottle, and glass bowl. In my opinion, this is a huge step to save the environment. People can also get influenced by doing such things. Renovar A Mouraria has taken a big step by doing this. In addition, they give a chance to work to migrant people. From the first day I joined them I found them so helpful. I believe this organization can bring enormous changes in Portugal. My good wishes will be always for them.