Lounges and chill out spots in Lisbon

It’s undeniable, Lisbon is packed with cocktail and chill out spots, and they come in many shapes and sizes. Quirky, fashionable, trendy, old-school, thematic…you name it. With a little research you will find exactly what suits your fancy. Here is a selection of places we enjoyed the most. Vestigius, the wine bar with the vintage…

Fairy tale Sintra

Sintra is a village quite different from other places we visited in Portugal. It has a sense of Romanticism, mystical, fairy tale – like atmosphere and packed with castles, monuments, interesting and historical architecture. It’s just one of those “must see” places, which means very touristy activities. So be prepared for long queues, overpriced entrance fees and overcharged…well…everything. Avoid driving…

“Need to know” when in Portugal

It’s no secret that when traveling to new places, accessing “good to know” inside information and knowledge about the local customs is not always easy. Whilst traveling through Portugal and especially in Lisbon we picked up some “good to knows” and tips on “how to be a local”.  First of all Portugal is quite amazing, it…

Wining and dining in Lisbon

Lisbon is known for it’s countless ‘tascas’, traditional cheap eateries. But if you want to raise the bar in terms of quality and service, Lisbon has a lot of high-class restaurants as well. But it’s quite the jungle and difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Even though we did our research and got some…

Cascais

We spent some days in Cascais a relatively small city that is a vacation spot for “well-off” Portuguese and foreigners. It’s approx. 30min from Lisbon by car. We stayed at the Grande Real Villa Italia. The town is very cosy with its narrow streets between old buildings. There is a beach (Praia da Rainha)  in the city center with possibilities…

Lisbon – Our top viewpoints

One of the advantages of visting a city with seven hills, is that you have access to some great viewpoints also called “miradouros”. Whether it be cafês, restaurants, bars, lounges or open spaces,  you can always find great places to enjoy splendid view over the city. Of the viewpoints we visited, here are the ones we…

Sesimbra – Parque Natural da Arrabida

We spent some days in Sesimbra, which is a small town 45 minutes with car south of Lisbon. The town has a long beach. There are mostly Portuguese tourists here, a typical destination for couples and families, as well as those seeking to experience nature. It is a fairly quiet town. not exactly a party place.…