Author: Ellis Dixon
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 […]
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 […]
ModaLisboa 2019: Insights from Joana Jorge
March 7, 2019
ModaLisboa is gearing up for their newest Fall/Winter incarnation entitled “Insight.” We caught up with project director Joana Jorge to get the inside scoop.
Living Large: A Walk Through Portugal dos Pequenitos
February 25, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered how Gulliver felt in Lilliput, or you want a crash course in portuguese architecture, Portugal dos Pequenitos is for you.
Gearing Up: Lisbon’s Carnaval Parties, 2019 Edition
February 21, 2019
This year, Lisbon is filled with themed parties to celebrate Carnaval, the Portuguese version of Mardi Gras, so you concentrate on finding a costume, and we’ll lead you to the best places to wear it.
Carnival Portuguese Style: the Caretos
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.
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.