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Sama Sama 2.0

August 20, 2018

Sama Sama Crepe and Juice Bar, one of the best vegan food joints in town, and undoubtedly one of a kind, opened its doors to the public in May of 2017. Atlas was there (read more here), so, naturally, we were curious as to how they’re doing: what the highs and lows have been, what […]

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What Makes Them Scared: Twelve Portuguese Directors in MOTELx’s 2018 Film Fest

August 17, 2018

Sometimes all you need is a good scare to get the blood pumping. This year’s lineup at Lisbon’s longest-running international horror film festival, Motel X, is sure to get you trembling in your seat for all the right reasons.

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The Week em Breve – August 16

August 16, 2018

Welcome to the Week em Breve! This week in Portugal: Hacker Worries, Le Pen in Portugal, Oil Drilling Ditched, Portuguese Pot, Summer to End, Lisbon’s Late Airport, and much more!

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Domenico Vandelli, the Luckless Founder of Jardim Botânico da Ajuda

August 16, 2018

The founder of Jardim Botânico da Ajuda may not be well known, but his influence over the project was immeasurable, and his bad luck a lesson to us all.

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Nudist Beaches in Portugal, Or How To Stop Paying for Swimwear

August 15, 2018

For fans of full-body tans, Portugal has a plethora of nude beaches to choose from, with something for everyone. What’s more, all Portuguese clothing-optional beaches are great for those who like to keep their swimsuits on, because they’re typically located in more secluded — and, as a result, often cleaner and more beautiful — areas.

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Camões: The Portuguese Poet

Camões: The Portuguese Poet

August 14, 2018

Luís Vaz de Camões is considered the greatest poet of the Portuguese language. His mastery of language and unmatched influence over it has led some to call Portuguese “the language of Camões.” The story of Camões’ life is rather sketchy and predominantly crafted from snippets written long after he was gone. It is believed that […]

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Seventeen Restaurants Deep: A Q&A with Chef José Avillez

August 13, 2018

José Avillez isn’t slowing down his quest to maintain his reign as the king of cuisine in Lisbon (and Portugal). Here’s what we found out about what makes him tick.

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