Travel & Places, What's Happening

Romantic Lisbon stakes a claim for a Valentine’s Day city break

Approaching the end of January, many people’s thoughts turn to celebrating Valentine’s Day and how to make a big impression. Having just visited Lisbon, I can recommend the city for having all the ingredients for a perfect Valentines weekend away – charming boutique and luxury hotels, winding cobbled streets with shops selling authentic handicrafts, atmospheric […]

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Canned fish from the edge of the world where sea meets the land

(Part two of two Lisbon, Portugal tales) Standing on the edge of the world at Cabo da Roca enjoying the horizon-filling view of the Atlantic Ocean open up, it’s easy to appreciate the risks fisherman take in the wild waters, hauling in nets full of fish. Cabo da Roca is a two-hour train and bus […]

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Chocolate and cherries sweeten a wet weekend in Lisbon

(Part one of two Lisbon, Portugal tales) Visiting Lisbon this January meant sheltering from frequent rain bursts to take comfort in fresh white cups of thick, sweet hot chocolate and biting into aromatic pastelarias or pastries, the most famous of which is the flaky egg tart, pastel de nata. Walking around the city on a […]

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