Portuguese Paradise

by Zoë Noble

Last weekend we got the rare, much-needed opportunity to have a break from our laptops and travel to Portugal for a friend’s wedding. The setting was stunning, with the ceremony held at the bride’s family’s luxurious holiday villa, and the reception at a nearby beachside restaurant. It felt surreal sipping cocktails by the beach, when only a few hours earlier we had been stuck in the flat working, with torrential rain pouring down outside. But as beautiful as Portugal was, and as great as it was to see our friends, we couldn’t help but feel homesick for Berlin. We’ve finally found somewhere we can call home and as crazy as it is, it’s just hard to be away from that.