September update

September, month of the grape harvesting in Portugal In ten days, September will be over! I blinked my eyes and realized that it has been a month since my last post here on the blog. I look at the calendar and see that time has flown. Autumn starts tomorrow in the northern hemisphere and in … Continue reading September update

Safe tourism in Portugal, get to know the “Clean and Safe” stamp!

Portuguese version It is almost the end of August, but it is still time to enjoy a Summer vacation in Portugal. If you are still unsure about travelling to Portugal due to the pandemic and have doubts about how touristic establishments are complying with safety and hygiene standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you … Continue reading Safe tourism in Portugal, get to know the “Clean and Safe” stamp!

Going to the beach with your family in Portugal this summer 2020? Learn the new beach rules after the pandemic

Praia do Meco, Sesimbra Portuguese version As temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere, many families might already be dreaming about a beach destination for their Summer vacation. Portugal, with an extensive coastline (it is about 943 km) and sunny weather from July to September, might be the choice for many tourists looking for a beach … Continue reading Going to the beach with your family in Portugal this summer 2020? Learn the new beach rules after the pandemic

Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions

Espiga Day Portuguese version "Espiga Thursday", "Espiga Day" ("Espiga" in Portuguese is the word for ear of grain) or Ascension Thursday (Feast of the Ascension) is celebrated today in Portugal. The celebration has Christian origins and marks the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven 40 days after the resurrection (40 days after Easter). In Portugal, a … Continue reading Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions

Portugal takes a step forward in Deconfiment Plan and restaurants and museums reopen today

Today, on May 18, Portugal takes one more step forward in its Deconfinement Plan. A new phase begins and more activities and sectors of the economy are back to work following all the rules established by the Directorate-General of Health (the public body of the Ministry of Health in Portugal.) The date also matches with … Continue reading Portugal takes a step forward in Deconfiment Plan and restaurants and museums reopen today

International Family Day, and a reflection on family travel in Lisbon and Portugal

Today we celebrate International Family Day, established by the UN General Assembly to discuss and outline projects for the future of the family institution. When looking at the photos of our family travels around Portugal, I realized that at this moment, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people will not be making plans for travelling … Continue reading International Family Day, and a reflection on family travel in Lisbon and Portugal

Castelo de São Jorge, a must visit attraction to see in Lisbon with the Family

ATTENTION: The Castelo de S. Jorge is closed due to the National Preparation and Response Plan of coronavirus (Covid-19). Reopens on June 1st, 2020. Average visit time 1:30 to 2h Coming to Lisbon and not visiting São Jorge Castle is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. Although it seems like an obvious … Continue reading Castelo de São Jorge, a must visit attraction to see in Lisbon with the Family

Portugal prepares to end lockdown due to covid-19

Versão em português On May 2nd, the current state of emergency in Portugal ends and the country begins to outline detailed plans to ease lockdown. Today the Portuguese Government published the deconfinement plan and a calendar for the gradual process of reactivating the economy, so that life in society can return to normality. But we … Continue reading Portugal prepares to end lockdown due to covid-19

April 25th, the Freedom day in Portugal

Versão em Português Today we celebrate Freedom Day in Portugal! This national holiday marks the April 25th revolution that put an end to the dictatorship that had prevailed in Portugal since 1933, when Antonio Salazar established the "Estado Novo" (New State in free translation). Portugal lived 41 years under an authoritarian regime that imposed serious … Continue reading April 25th, the Freedom day in Portugal