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

Books to read before visiting Lisbon with your family

Versão em Português We are all living this global pandemic and the only safe travel is inside our minds. Virtual visits to museums and monuments are a good way to enjoy free time (if there is any left) visiting places you had planned to visit this year. But for a bookworm like myself, the best … Continue reading Books to read before visiting Lisbon with your family

A walking tour through the life and work of Fernando Pessoa in Lisbon

Versão em Português For Portuguese speakers, Fernando Pessoa needs no introduction. But those who are not Portuguese, or Brazilian, may not have heard of this great Portuguese writer and poet of the 20th century. Fernando Pessoa was a somewhat eccentric and enigmatic figure who used heteronyms to sign much of his work. It was Fernando … Continue reading A walking tour through the life and work of Fernando Pessoa in Lisbon

Should I cancel my trip to Lisbon due to coronavirus? Devo cancelar a minha viagem a Lisboa devido ao Corona vírus?

"Have a nice trip! Lisbon waits for you!" (wall by Nossa Senhora do Monte viewpoint) Versão em Português abaixo Here in Portugal, cases had raised in the last days and yesterday, Portugal’s government, led by Prime Minister Antonio Costa, declared a “state of alert” until April 9. If you have a booked trip to Portugal, … Continue reading Should I cancel my trip to Lisbon due to coronavirus? Devo cancelar a minha viagem a Lisboa devido ao Corona vírus?

The Coronavirus Covid-19 impact on Lisbon and Portugal tourism-O impacto do Corona Vírus -Covid-19 no turismo em Lisboa e Portugal

Versão em português abaixo The Coronavirus covid-19 impact on Lisbon and Portugal tourism If you were planning to visit Portugal in the next days or months, you must be worried about the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak in Europe. In Portugal, so far, things are still under control. But cases have been rising in the last days, … Continue reading The Coronavirus Covid-19 impact on Lisbon and Portugal tourism-O impacto do Corona Vírus -Covid-19 no turismo em Lisboa e Portugal

Learning Lisbon History with your family in Lisboa Story Centre

Lisboa Story Centre Last weekend we paid a visit to Lisboa Story Centre, the interactive museum that has the purpose of telling Lisbon History in a one-hour tour! It was a wet week, and on those rainy winter days, the only way out is searching for a nice museum or exhibition to visit with the … Continue reading Learning Lisbon History with your family in Lisboa Story Centre

A guide for Parque das Naçoes, the Web Summit home in Lisbon

Today Web Summit 2019 begins in Lisbon. Parque das Nações, or Expo as it is also called, will host the most important technology conference in the world once more. Although I have lived for 2 years in this neighbourhood, and have always been a technology enthusiast, besides having worked in a technology startup and being … Continue reading A guide for Parque das Naçoes, the Web Summit home in Lisbon

Vindimas, experiencing Portuguese wine harvesting traditions at Quinta do Gradil

Since I’ve been living in Portugal for three years now, I’m very engaged in experiencing and learning the most I can about Portuguese life and traditions.  Although Brazil and Portugal share the same language and have a close culture, each day I discover customs and aspects of the Portuguese culture I didn’t know. Following this … Continue reading Vindimas, experiencing Portuguese wine harvesting traditions at Quinta do Gradil

Jardim da Cerca da Graça, a pleasant garden in historic Lisbon

I love walking around Lisbon. Especially in the neighbourhoods of Alfama, Baixa and Graça, the traditional neighbourhoods in downtown Lisbon. I love seeing the “elétrico” (the way Portuguese call the yellow Lisbon tram) passing by, the tourists buzz, the old architecture, the clothes hanging outside the windows. So many photogenic spots that I could lose … Continue reading Jardim da Cerca da Graça, a pleasant garden in historic Lisbon