How to Use GIRA, Lisbon’s Only Bike-Sharing Option
July 9, 2018
GIRA works off your phone: download the app, give them your financial details, and you’re ready to bike. This Atlas correspondent was able to do all of that in about 10 minutes. But then the problems began.
How the Stats Stack up: Lisbon Vs Berlin
June 4, 2018
Lisbon is being heralded as the next big thing, frequently referred to as “the new Berlin.” But how well is this underdog really doing? Lisbon ranked 42 out of the 77 cities by prices of goods and services. This general figure is a little skewed, however, by the cost of things such iPhones. And rent.
How to Avoid Queues, Lines, and Waiting in General in Lisbon
May 28, 2018
Lisbon is known for long wait times, but only if you don’t plan ahead. The locals know a few tricks to make life move just a little faster here. Avoid long lines, avoid frustration, do more stuff with these tips.
Renting a Car in Portugal: What to Expect and How to Prepare
May 18, 2018
Renting cars here is much like anywhere else, with a few peculiarities such as restrictions on taking the car out of Portugal, where exactly you’ll be picking up the car, how the rental companies in Porgugal handle damage coverage, and a very weird, counter-intuitive and ridiculously overpriced toll system that you’ll have to plan for before you rent.
Seven Cafes for You and Your Laptop Around Lisbon
May 14, 2018
These spots, unlike some of the more traditional cafés around the city, don’t mind at all if your lunch date is your laptop. Just be sure to order something and you’ll be left alone.
A Decade of Change: Lisbon’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Then and Now
May 3, 2018
It’s hard for many visitors and expats to imagine that Lisbon has a dangerous underbelly, with few venturing outside the progressively hip center. But in the 1970s, neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city started growing — and they quickly gained a reputation for being hotbeds of criminal activity.
Fear and Loathing in Portugal’s Immigration System
April 18, 2018
CNAI (Porgual’s National Immigrant Support Centre) was set up to make assimilation for the growing amount of immigrants to Portugal less complicated. What follows is an account of how our correspondent availed himself of their services in Lisbon.