The People’s Blog to Lisbon
The Carnation Revolution: Five Dead Men
April 24, 2019
The Carnation Revolution was relatively bloodless, but there were, in fact, several people killed and many more wounded. But who were they? How did it happen? And why does it seem that these deaths have slipped through the cracks of history?
What to Do at Easter in Lisbon 2019
April 18, 2019
It’s time to whip your red baby-Jesus flag out once more, which, as I recently learned, can be purchased for very little at your local loja chinesa. That’s right, it’s Easter! But what can you do in the great city of Lisbon on this most holy of weekends? Apart from repent, of course, you dirty heathen. […]
A Downtown Atelier: Q&A With Lisboa Social Press
April 16, 2019
Lisboa Social Press is a printmakers’ atelier nestled in downtown Lisbon. Artists Tom and Jilly took some time away from the press to walk us through their journey to Lisbon — including wine-fueled workshops, exclusive feasts, and their own personal work.
Digging into Zomato’s Secret Menu
April 12, 2019
Monte Mar Lisboa is situated at water’s edge on the River Tagus, boasting a spectacular view of the 25 de Abril bridge from its riverside tables. The view from inside the restaurant is almost as good, though, so don’t fret if you happen to get caught in the rain (like we did). Monte Mar’s secret […]
What to Do in Lisbon When it’s Raining
April 9, 2019
Rainy days in Lisbon can feel like a real drag, but they don’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the rain from the inside — and some good reasons not to.
Fish Tales: The Story Behind our Favorite Conservas
April 4, 2019
Everyone’s seen them, most have eaten them, and every tourist buys at least one to take home as a souvenir, but what do we really know about Portugal’s famous canned fish? Aside from the contents of each can, the packaging of the various brands have stories to tell of saudade, life on the water, and […]
Let’s Have A Word #6: The Loafing Heroes
April 2, 2019
“Let’s Have a Word” is David Soares‘ attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. The Loafing Heroes started as the project of Dubliner Bartholomew Ryan, while he was living in Denmark. He has subsequently moved to Berlin and Lisbon — and the band has included members from different origins who have literally joined […]