What is the best area to stay in Lisbon?

What is the best area to stay in Lisbon

The best area to stay in Lisbon depends on what you are looking for. Party animals will head to Bairro Alto whereas places like Belem will give a quieter and more relaxed pace. Popular areas include Alfama, Baixa and Campolide. So, what is the best area to stay in Lisbon? Alfama If traditional Portuguese streets … Read more

Cost of living Portugal vs Spain

Cost of living Portugal vs Spain

Perhaps you’re looking to move and are trying to make the difficult decision between Portugal or Spain. Completely understandable when you think of the lovely weather, beautiful beaches and seaside towns that both countries have. Ultimately, for many people, the cost of living will be a huge, if not the biggest factor in deciding which … Read more

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

If you’re looking for a little oasis of calm in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Porto’s city centre then the Jardins do Palácio de Cristal could be the place for you. Situated on a hill overlooking the city and providing some incredible views over Porto, there are 8 hectares of beautifully landscaped … Read more

Bolsa Palace Porto

Bolsa Palace Porto

Bolsa Palace or the Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa) is a beautiful historical building located on the Infante D. Henrique Square, right in the historic centre of Porto. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also became a National Monument in 1982. The history of Bolsa Palace in Porto is fascinating and the … Read more

World of Discoveries Porto

World of Discoveries Porto

The World of Discoveries Porto is an interactive themed museum that is a great experience for people of all ages! This modern museum re-enacts the odyssey of Portugal’s earliest sea navigators of the 14th to 16th centuries as they ventured into the oceans of the world to discover lands unknown. It propels visitors into what … Read more

FC Porto Stadium Tour

FC Porto Stadium Tour

FC Porto is one of Porto’s ‘big three’ teams –  the Os Três Grandes, alongside Lisbon based Benfica and Sporting CP. They have appeared in every season of Portugal’s premier league since it started in 1934. The team was founded on the 28th September 1893. They are nicknamed the Drogões (Dragons) due to having the … Read more

Lisbon Airport to Cascais

Lisbon Airport to Cascais

It is relatively easy to get from Lisbon Airport to Cascais because the city is so well connected by Public transport. Provided you don’t have too much luggage you can get there by Metro and train. If you need to take a taxi then there are taxis at the airport but a cheaper option is … Read more

Porto Tuk Tuk Tour

Porto Tuk Tuk Tour

You might think that Tuk Tuks are mainly used in Asian countries such as India and Thailand, but you might be surprised to hear that Tuk Tuks are a popular way to see the sites of Lisbon and Porto in Portugal! This week I went on a Porto tuk tuk tour with my friend Ginny … Read more

How to Send Money to Portugal

How to Send Money to Portugal

My name is Amy, and I’ve been sending money to Portugal from my UK bank for over a year now, with the view to travel and eventually buy a property and live there. I always get asked questions on how to send money to Portugal, so here are my best tips. Why you might need … Read more