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Author: Ellis Dixon

The Foodie on the Move: A Q&A with Carmen Castello of Lisbon Secret Food Tours

June 13, 2019

A few weeks ago I joined up with Carmen to walk (and eat) through some of the more traditional shops in Mouraria and Baixa. Aside from falling in love with Carmen’s stories, her passion, and her appetite for history, fun facts, and, of course, food, I had a tummy full of half a bifana from […]

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What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019

May 24, 2019

Festas de Lisboa are almost upon us, and as you know, Atlas likes to do our planning ahead so we can pack it all in and still have time to catch a film, see a show, or just lounge at home. Prepare for more than just cheap beer and pimba this year, folks: the Câmara […]

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How To Become a Legal Resident in Portugal

May 15, 2019

The road to residency is a long and bumpy one laid out by the most inept of urban planners, fraught with unmarked turns and oncoming traffic, the occasional busted tire and stranded motorist, out-of-service filling stations and a radio that only plays the ambient iterations of Abba, but it’s not impossible to navigate through it. […]

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Bacalhôa Buddha Eden: A Little Peace For Everyone

May 7, 2019

Portugal is technically a Catholic country, but the 6000-tons worth of Buddha statues sitting just an hour outside of Lisbon would suggest otherwise.

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The Old Pharmacy

May 1, 2019

Civilized wine and petiscos in a charming converted pharmacy

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Fish Tales: The Story Behind our Favorite Conservas

April 4, 2019

Everyone’s seen them, most have eaten them, and every tourist buys at least one to take home as a souvenir, but what do we really know about Portugal’s famous canned fish? Aside from the contents of each can, the packaging of the various brands have stories to tell of saudade, life on the water, and […]

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Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra

March 28, 2019

The mountaintops of Sintra are shrouded in mystery, magic, and, more often than not, fog. When it’s beach weather in Lisbon and the nearby town of Cascais, it’s likely misty and sometimes even hailing up at the top of the hills. But don’t let that deter you from exploring them. In fact, what makes hiking […]

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