An account of that unforgettable afternoon in Portugal

Aby Go
4 min readJul 8, 2023

“Come to Portugal,” he asked for the nth time.

It had been over a year since we discovered each other’s blogs on the Internet. What started with a series of comments on daily blog entries and photographs quickly escalated into text messages, emails, and Skype calls. We shared numerous common interests, but most of all, we admired each other’s lives.

The young man resided in Porto, a city that held my heart. Conversely, I was completing my master’s degree in Madrid, a place he yearned to visit.