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Belem – Sweet Treats and Historic Fleets in Lisbon

Belem – Sweet Treats and Historic Fleets in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

It was my last full day in Lisbon so I planned to spend it in Belem. I took the tram from the city centre directly to Belem. Unlike the old train stock I had been enjoying during the week, this was modern and fast. Visited the fantastic Jerónimos Monastery with its amazing architecture. It took […]

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Awkrick Tour – A Great Walking Tour in Lisbon

Awkrick Tour – A Great Walking Tour in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

I met Awkrick at the salsa night out and he promised to take me on a walking tour of Lisbon, showing me the authentic parts of the city. Awkrick was from Belgium but had lived in Lisbon for over eight years and knew the city secrets. We met at the Praça Luís de Camões, a […]

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Riding the Number 28 Tram in Lisbon

Riding the Number 28 Tram in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a great but late night out in Lisbon, I felt pretty rough the following morning, which may explain why I left my room door open after going to the shower. The bloody cats got in and I couldn’t get them out. Trying to get Lua (now called Lunatic) out, she scratched me badly enough […]

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Enjoy Salsa in Lisbon

Enjoy Salsa in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

During my time in Lisbon, I wanted to meet some new people and make some friends. At my AirBnB, Sofia told me about salsa classes happening in a place called BUS Culture, a kind of club or association with a bar. At least I’d know her, whatever about doing any salsa dancing. I killed some […]

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Explore Old Alfama – Lisbon’s Historic Neighbourhood

Explore Old Alfama – Lisbon’s Historic Neighbourhood

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After exploring the Graca neighbourhood, I braved the heavy rain until I reached another old neighbourhood of Alfama and its warren of narrow streets and alleys. This is one of the oldest parts of Lisbon and remained largely intact after the earthquake of 1755 that destroyed most of the city. A dense network of narrow […]

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Graca – The ideal neighbourhood for your Lisbon Stay

Graca – The ideal neighbourhood for your Lisbon Stay

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After arriving in Lisbon, I was excited to see as much of this city as possible so I was up early the following morning to do some exploring. I left the apartment and ascended the steep hill towards Graça, an old Lisbon neighbourhood perched on a hill above the city. The narrow lanes are cobbled […]

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Welcome to Beautiful Lisbon

Welcome to Beautiful Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

I arrived in Lisbon on a flight from Dublin. The airport is connected to the city via the underground. It was punctual, clean and efficient and my stop at Martim Moniz. Once I got out at street level, I saw the open expanse of Martim Moniz square, glistening with rain. Rain! Not exactly what I […]

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