Urban art project by akaCorleone & Iamfromlx, street art, Lisbon

Marianne from East of Malaga has picked a theme that’s close to my heart for her monthly blog hop challenge; street art. Portugal has some very talented street artists who express their creativity on walls around their own country and abroad. One of my favourite Portuguese street artists is AlexandreRead More →

Sofie goofing around at the Quinta da Regaleira palace in Sintra

It’s been a while since I interviewed a fellow traveller about their experience of travelling in Portugal but my latest guest has lots to share with us. Having hired a car she managed to pack a lot into a short time, and cope with a heatwave! Read on to discoverRead More →

Bartolomeu Gusmão and his flying machine. Lisbon Story Centre

Actually, it’s not that bad but I did find the pace of the interactive Lisbon Story Centre frustrating at times. Unlike a static museum where you can stop to look and read as and when it suits you, this recent addition to the city’s attractions takes a full hour ifRead More →

Lisbon National Pantheon was not on my original list of things to see and do while in Lisbon, although it is now. I visited this monument simply because I was practically on its doorstep after visiting the São Vicente da Fora Monastery (another pleasant surprise) and thought I might as well popRead More →

Neck brush and other original hairdressing equipment.

This lovely old barber shop in Lisbon’s Largo do Chiado almost makes me want to be a man. I can just imagine leaning back in one of the old leather chairs to be lathered up with a horse hair shaving brush then scraped clean of whiskers with a well-sharpened cut-throatRead More →

chalkboard menu

The way to this woman’s heart is definitely through the stomach. Happily, Lisbon has plenty of restaurants that make my heart sing. Here are some of my favourite restaurants in Lisbon for you to try out next time you visit. 1.  Sea Me If you’re into seafood, look no furtherRead More →

Changing of the Guard ceremony, Lisbon

I arrived in Belém one Sunday morning, curious as to why the roads had been blocked off and crowds were lining the pavement opposite the pink walls of Belém Palace. As I got closer, the navy uniforms of the brass band and the showier costumes of the stern-faced national guardsRead More →

Lounge, Pensão Amor, Lisbon

(As of January 2022 the bar has been closed due to the pandemic and renovations are presently being undertaken. I’ll keep you posted on developments!) There are two entrances to Pensão Amor  in Lisbon’s revamped Cais do Sodré. One of them leads directly into a parlour stuffed with upholstered chairs, mirrors,Read More →