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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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Collecting the Catch: The Fishermen of Fonte da Telha

July 11, 2019

Watch how those sardines get from the sea to the grill.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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