Archives for Ellis Dixon

Author: Ellis Dixon

Overtourism: Should Lisbon Take a Cue from Amsterdam?

February 7, 2020

There are both positives and negatives to being the New York Times’ cheap destination darling — there are many new jobs in the tourism sector, to start. But finding the balance between making a city good for a quick trip and good for its residents is not easy, especially when both the government and the […]

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Bullfighting in Portugal

January 28, 2020

Bullfighting still has a central place in Portuguese culture, despite many activist groups’ repeated demands for its abolition. Despite our reservations, we decided to explore this Iberian tradition after being invited to a show at Lisbon’s last remaining bullring.

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Lisbon’s Ten Best Foodie Souvenirs

January 7, 2020

The best foodie souvenirs in Lisbon. From high-grade olive oil to mountain cheese to port.

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Best of Lisbon 2020

January 1, 2020

Another year brings with it another batch of bests, another smattering of stand-outs, and another assortment of achievements. Our collaborators and Atlas’ extended family have banded together once more to celebrate our favorite spots around the city who deserve a pat on the back for doing what they do so well. Let’s put it together […]

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What’s On for Christmas and New Year’s 2019/2020 in Lisbon

December 10, 2019

Not all events are created equal this holiday season.

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A Fountain of Hope: Chafarizes Around Lisboa to Get Revitalized

December 8, 2019

Lisbon’s favorite water company plans to renovate some of the city’s most beautiful chafarizes (fountains) between now and the end of 2022. You may have already noticed several of them under renovation, such as the one in Cais do Sodré and the one further down Rua São Paolo on Av. Dom Carlos I. As per […]

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Oeiras Promenade

November 28, 2019

There’s a world of wonder waiting to be enjoyed over an afternoon in Oeiras. Bring the kids, a picnic basket and a camera, and get ready to explore something pretty cool.

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