Archives for Ellis Dixon

Author: Ellis Dixon

Easter-geddon: The Prolonged State of Emergency

April 3, 2020

Between 00h00 on 9 April and midnight on 13 April, it’s against the rules to travel outside your municipality. Stay put, people!

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Support Your Local Restaurants! Delivery Options in Lisbon

March 29, 2020

We want to celebrate the smaller, perhaps less advertised businesses employing Lisboetas braving the streets and keeping these restaurants open.

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What Commerce in Lisbon Looks Like Under Lockdown

March 27, 2020

A week ago, the Portuguese government announced a 9.2-billion-euro package to provide liquidity for companies and support workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. But what does that mean exactly, and what are the rules?* Let’s start with the companies that are staying open. Here’s the most recent list of them. The government has expressly decreed […]

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Lockdown in Lisbon: Things to Do Indoors to Entertain Young Children

March 25, 2020

The unthinkable has happened: Coronavirus is spreading throughout the country (see updates here) and all over the world. In the interest of public health, we have to keep our kids isolated from other humans, large and small, which can mean being with them 24/7. Schools and daycares have closed and we are stuck at home […]

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LX em Casa: Ways to Meaningfully Pass Time

March 25, 2020

So you’ve probably exhausted your Netflix queue by now and if you can knit, it’s likely you’ve got Christmas and birthdays covered for the next few decades. Your closets have already been organized (and re-organized), your spring cleaning is done, and you’ve fixed all those little things around the house that needed fixing, so now […]

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Abandoned Lisbon: Empty Streets As Citizens Bunker Down

March 25, 2020

Iconic squares and streets in Lisbon sit empty as tourism has come to a screeching halt and the citizens of the city have locked themselves inside to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. That makes for a strange scene at thee spots that have been teeming with tourists and local foot traffic for as long […]

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What’s On in Lisbon in April 2020

March 16, 2020

Drip, drip, drop little April Showers! Escape your rainy lives and come to sunny Lisbon. Does it still get cold at night? Yes. But there are plenty of shows, bars, and people to keep you toasty until the wee hours.

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