Category: Survive

Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning

April 1, 2020

It’s official: out of the roughly 7.8 billion humans on the planet, almost 2.6 billion are now on lockdown. That’s a third of the Earth’s population. If you’re reading this, then chances are that you too are a locked-down human, and fortunate enough to have internet. But even with internet and relatively good physical health, […]

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Lockdown in Lisbon: Things to Do Indoors to Entertain Young Children

March 25, 2020

The unthinkable has happened: Coronavirus is spreading throughout the country (see updates here) and all over the world. In the interest of public health, we have to keep our kids isolated from other humans, large and small, which can mean being with them 24/7. Schools and daycares have closed and we are stuck at home […]

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LX em Casa: Ways to Meaningfully Pass Time

March 25, 2020

So you’ve probably exhausted your Netflix queue by now and if you can knit, it’s likely you’ve got Christmas and birthdays covered for the next few decades. Your closets have already been organized (and re-organized), your spring cleaning is done, and you’ve fixed all those little things around the house that needed fixing, so now […]

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COVID-19: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus is here in Portugal, and while Americans and Australians are doubling down on toilet paper purchases, disease prevention websites are going viral. They all say keeping your hands clean and not touching your face are the keys to success, but what happens when you’re on the go and don’t have access to 20 seconds and […]

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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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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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where to steam in lisbon

Lisbon’s Public Steamrooms and Saunas

June 24, 2019

A few Lisbon hotels offer their saunas and steam rooms, and sometimes their swimming pools, to non-guests, but it will cost you.

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