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Where to eat out in Lisbon

Lisbon’s food scene is changing rapidly.  And for the better.

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Insider’s Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon’s best restaurants, shops, hotels and museums, according to chef José Avillez, actor Daniela Ruah, novelist Robert Wilson and designer Alexandra Champalimaud. THIS CITY IS often overlooked as a destination, considered an also-ran to Paris, Rome and other European capitals, with … Continue reading

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A day in Cais do Sodré on the Lisbon Coast

Once a seedy area of Lisbon, the riverside Cais do Sodré district has been reborn as one of the city’s coolest, a hub of great clubs, bars, restaurants and original shops. This is also the name of the station from … Continue reading

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Café Martinho da Arcada

Praça do Comércio 3, 1100-148 Lisboa Pessoa scattered his selves among these tables. We take turns to read his fugitive verse. Now, from a notebook with his portrait I Distill these fading signs, once lucent. Here Saramago fluxed his river-like … Continue reading

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Don’t just take my word for it….

Looking out across the moonlit Tagus River to the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer, I felt momentarily confused. I was sure I was in Lisbon, not Rio de Janeiro. And beautiful though it looked under a starry night, what … Continue reading

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Two weeks in Central/North East Portugal

I recently came back from a fabulous two week tour of Portugal with three friends and wanted to recommend it as a holiday, if you are looking for somewhere new. Our total spend per person for 14 days was less … Continue reading

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  Welcome to the blog about my lovely apartment in Carcavelos on the Lisbon coast, in Portugal.  As well as providing information about the apartment in the drop down menu here, I’ve added lots more about the local area and places close by. It’s … Continue reading

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Lisbon’s aquarium. A big hit

  My wife, my two sons of 10 and 12 and I greatly enjoyed visiting the aquarium in Lisbon in May. It was recommended to me by an American friend as the biggest in Europe. I’m not sure that it’s … Continue reading

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Moritz’s (10) holiday ‘tops and flops’ on the Lisbon coast

“Great apartment for a family vacation and an ideal spot to enjoy Lisbon and the area around at its best.” I (Sylvia) travel once a year with my friend Martina and her two sons, Moriz (10) & Felix (7). Before … Continue reading

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Funchal Street Art


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