Author: Ellis Dixon
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
August 29, 2019
In 2012, Anthony Bourdain visited Lisbon as part of his “No Reservations” TV show. A lot has changed since then— Portugal has come out of the recession, fantastic new restaurants have popped up all over the place, and famous old holes-in-the-wall have become tourist traps. However, many visitors to the city still set out to […]
Tap Water in Portugal
August 12, 2019
Of all the must-haves on your vacation checklist, drinking water should probably come pretty close to the top (especially in the summer heat). And, like much of the rest of the city, Lisbon has a winding and fun relationship with the elixir of life.
TimeOut and Ribeira: The Lisbon Market With a Split Personality
August 8, 2019
Mercado da Ribeira and TimeOut Market — exploring the great divide under one roof.
Collecting the Catch: The Fishermen of Fonte da Telha
July 11, 2019
Watch how those sardines get from the sea to the grill.
Is Lisbon Safe? You’ve Asked, We’ve Answered
June 20, 2019
If you’re a woman, it’s likely you’re no stranger to cat-calls. They can come from anywhere: construction workers hissing from a safe distance away obstructed by scaffolding, the front seat of a car packed full of dudes doing what seems is a series of drive-by woo-hoos, or even from a passing pedestrian who turns around […]
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, port […]
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 […]