Abandoned buildings can be a real eyesore in an otherwise pretty and elegant city, like Lisbon. But there are ways to transform ‘aesthetically depressing’ sites into impressive pieces of art……Continue
Added by Tine Hemeryck on May 11, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Hop on Tram 15 from downtown's Figueira Square or Comercio Square or take the railway train from Cais do Sodré to the small town of Belém for the creamiest, softest, (and oldest)…Continue
Added by Cristina on December 15, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Lisbon is no obvious Christmas destination and that’s exactly why the capital of Portugal is worth a visit during the holiday season. Forget the typical Christmas markets, the glühwein and the jingle bells, and immerse yourself in a luscious world of roasted chestnuts, cherry liqueur and honey cakes. Nom nom nom...
Read all about it here:…Continue
Added by Tine Hemeryck on December 3, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Tastier than it looks - well, it'd have to be!…Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on November 19, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments
The wind did its best to thwart my attempts to fly in a hot air balloon but I finally got the chance to make one of my dreams come true yesterday afternoon.…Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on November 13, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments
I’ve been lured to Elvas on a promise but I’m still not sure it’ll be fulfilled. It all depends on the wind.
I’ve always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon and there’s a chance this dream could come true during the 16th International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Elvas.
The organisers, Publibalão, are offering free flights to the public on a first come, first served, basis from November 11th to 18th. With this in mind, I set my alarm for stupid o’clock yesterday morning and set…Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on November 13, 2012 at 10:43pm — No Comments
If you’re used to having to grit your teeth, sharpen your elbows and bat your eyelids for all you’re worth in order to get served at a bar, only to spill much of your drinks on your way back to your friends, you should find going out for a drink in Portugal a far more relaxing experience. With a couple of tips on how the system usually works in bars and clubs, all you…Continue
Added by Julie Dawn Fox on October 26, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Taking place over the weekend of 8th - 9th Sept, TBU…Continue
This post was written before the floods and mudslides struck Funchal in February 2010. If anyone has any update on the situation there, please feel free to leave a comment.
Yes, weekly from Southampton, great steamers white and gold…Continue
Added by Keith Kellett on June 14, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments