Roman Galleries and Other Hidden Gems in Lisbon

Roman Galleries and Other Hidden Gems in Lisbon

This weekend, if you passed by Rua da Prata, you probably noticed some people walking up and down from a hole in the middle of the road. If you’re a local, you probably know they were visiting the Roman galleries, if not, you might have thought the whole thing was a bit weird. Every year … Continue reading “Roman Galleries and Other Hidden Gems in Lisbon”

The Sister Towns: Óbidos, Nazaré, Alcobaça and Batalha

The Sister Towns: Óbidos, Nazaré, Alcobaça and Batalha

I was coming back from Leiria on a late night bus, when I spotted this bright building on the corner of my window. I was half asleep, so it took me a while to realize this imposing structure was actually the Batalha Monastery. That was the first time I saw it in person, and all … Continue reading “The Sister Towns: Óbidos, Nazaré, Alcobaça and Batalha”

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”