Archives for Ellis Dixon

Author: Ellis Dixon

Carnival Portuguese Style

February 20, 2019

Dating back to the Celts, the caretos are perhaps the oldest tradition alive today in Portugal though for many years the practice became nearly extinct.

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Palácio do Marquês de Pombal in Oeiras

February 11, 2019

The title Marquês de Pombal is more or less the same as Prime Minister, so it’s no wonder that this guy needed a snazzy palace to call his own whilst in office. 

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From Romantic to Erotic: Valentine’s Day in Lisbon

February 8, 2019

Valentine’s Day, with chocolates and red-heart teddy bears and all that isn’t really Lisbon’s thing just yet. And that’s good. Here’s how to woo your boo with some class and sass all over town. Be brave!

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Aldeia José Franco: The Eccentric Pastime of a Ceramic Artisan

January 25, 2019

You aren’t exactly ready for what’s in store at the miniature world of Jose Franco, but you won’t regret the stopover.

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Jardim Botânico Tropical de Belêm

January 14, 2019

There’s loads to discover in this hella-cool seven-hectare tropical garden located next to the Jerónimos Monastery.

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Driving Through Portugal: See it All in 50 Stops (Part 3)

January 4, 2019

This is the last leg of your 50-city tour, so throw your vehicle into high hear and get ready to get a little dirty.

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A Maria Não Deixa

December 30, 2018

Traditional Portuguese food expertly prepared to be thoroughly enjoyed

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