Unusual things to do in Lisbon

Unusual things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon is undoubtably a contender for the most varied capital city in Europe, and yet also one of the least explored. Tourists flock to Paris, descend on Rome and storm the streets of London, but many have never wandered Lisbon’s hilly streets. For those of us who have, though, we know that Lisbon is a … Read more

Portugal Itinerary 5 Days

Portugal Itinerary 5 Days

Looking for a Portugal Itinerary of 5 days? You will be pleased to know that although your time there is relatively short, it’s actually possible to see LOADS in Portugal in this amount of time, provided that you are fit and healthy and don’t mind quite a packed schedule! Introduction to Travelling in Portugal Portugal … Read more

Is Portugal a Safe Country?

Is Portugal a Safe Country

I’ve been based in Lisbon for almost 12 months now and I am absolutely loving it. A lot of the time I’m here alone, and so many people ask me ‘is Portugal a safe country?’ I can comment from personal experience that I have always felt very safe in Portugal. I haven’t yet experienced any … Read more

One day in Evora

So you want to spend one day in Evora? I can tell you that it is totally worth it! This is a fantastic day trip from Lisbon especially if you are interested in religion and history. It’s also great to get out of the big cities and travel through the Alentejo region. I did a … Read more

Driving in Portugal

Driving in Portugal

So, you are thinking of either moving to Portugal or just going to visit and explore the beautiful country. While Portugal has vast public transportation, some may prefer to bring their own vehicle or rent one there. Before you jump behind the wheel here are some things to take note of when you are driving … Read more

Top 7 Day Trips From Porto

Top 5 Day Trips From Porto

Porto is a beautiful, hilly city on the banks of the Douro River in the north of Portugal. Its historic old town is recognised as a World Heritage Site, and – as you can probably tell from the name – Porto is the city that gave the world port wine (and the country its name). … Read more

Tipping in Portugal

Tipping in Portugal

I often get asked by tourists and expats whether tipping in Portugal is normal or even necessary. Many Brits and Americans are used to a tipping culture. Although tipping in Portugal is not as highly ingrained in Portuguese culture as it is in the USA, there are some situations such as outstanding restaurant service where … Read more

Douro Valley Wine tour from Porto

Douro Valley Wine tour from Porto

Yesterday I went on a Douro Valley wine tour from Porto. It’s something that I didn’t have time to do last time I was in Porto. I did visit one or two of the Port houses in Porto (on the other side of the river in Gaia), and I wanted to see and learn about … Read more