Óbidos: The Land of Bookworms and Ginjinha

Óbidos: The Land of Bookworms and Ginjinha

It’s 6.55 pm, the bus to Óbidos is leaving in 5 minutes and we still haven’t figured out where it departed from. Frustration was getting a hold of Nick for having to go back and forth to read the signs in pretty much every stop. Until I finally swallowed my pride and decided to ask … Continue reading “Óbidos: The Land of Bookworms and Ginjinha”

Best Lisbon Pub Quizzes – Last Call for the “Nothing Knowers”

Best Lisbon Pub Quizzes – Last Call for the “Nothing Knowers”

“May the Nothing Knowers please step forward and come claim your prize”, announced the quiz master last night. This might sound like a winners speech but as you can tell by our team’s name, we actually came last! Regardless, we got ourselves a free drink, something they give to the losing teams to make us … Continue reading “Best Lisbon Pub Quizzes – Last Call for the “Nothing Knowers””

The Alternative Side of Lisbon

The Alternative Side of Lisbon

“Alternative”, a word used to describe something out of the ordinary and usually the complete opposite of traditional. We associate it with fashion, music, places and even people. Many times I get ask what is my favorite type of music and even though I like most things, I often reply alternative or indie. I guess … Continue reading “The Alternative Side of Lisbon”

Saint Martin’s Summer in Lisbon

Saint Martin’s Summer in Lisbon

“It’s Saint Martin’s Summer” I uttered when my boyfriend asked why the weather in Lisbon suddenly got sunny again. Many believe the legend that on a cold rainy day Martin, son of a Roman emperor, was riding his horse when he saw a beggar on the streets with nothing to protect him from the cold. … Continue reading “Saint Martin’s Summer in Lisbon”