Category: Survive

Essentials for Visitors

Renting a Car in Portugal

Renting cars here is much like anywhere else, with a few peculiarities such as restrictions on taking the car out of Portugal, where exactly you’ll be picking up the car, how the rental companies here handle damage coverage, and a very weird, counter-intuitive, and ridiculously overpriced toll system that you’ll have to plan for before you rent.

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Sports

Footie in Portugal: We’re Surrounded

Lisbon’s passion for football has been mostly fueled by Benfica and Sporting. This piece is not about these two clubs, but about the smaller, neighborhood clubs playing in lower leagues, whose grounds might just be around the corner from where you are.

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Survive

Seven Hacks to Survive the Winter in Lisbon

It really does get cold indoors here in the winter as there’s usually no central heating unless you’re staying in a fancy-schmancy hotel. However, the Lisboetas have learned a trick or two to keep the temperature tolerable.

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