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Lisbon’s winning hostels

Lisbon’s winning hostels February 26, 2012 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
Backpackers and budget travellers continue to vote Lisbon as one of the best hostel capitals in the world. Listed below are the hostels that scooped top honours at this year’s ‘Hoscars’ ceremony organised by www.hostelworld.com. LISBON LOUNGE HOSTEL Face to face: urban artwork at Lisbon Lounge...

Lisbon’s Underground Art Scene

Lisbon’s Underground Art Scene February 17, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Using Lisbon’s metro network (Metropolitano de Lisboa) is the quickest and most efficient way of travelling around the Portuguese capital. The city’s subway system numbers four lines – Linha Azul (Blue Line), Linha Amarela (Yellow Line), Linha Verde (Green Line), Linha Vermelha (Red Line) – and...

Choosing a Tour Operator in Lisbon

Choosing a Tour Operator in Lisbon January 30, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The quickest way to discover Lisbon is to opt for a city tour. There are several tour operators based in the Portuguese capital. One of the most popular is Yellow Bus Tours. Indeed, the yellow, open-topped double-decker buses are a familiar sight on the city streets. Their itineraries take in the capital’s...

Coasting to Cascais

Coasting to Cascais January 9, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Lisbon offers the tourist all sorts of sightseeing options. But why not combine your city break with an excursion along the coast? A favourite destination is the pleasant resort town of Cascais. This is a great day trip idea. Regular departures from Cais do Sodré railway terminal connect the capital...

Check in for Romance

Check in for Romance December 28, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Love-struck travellers looking for that intimate holiday hideaway should follow cupid’s arrow to Lisbon. Here are five romantic hotel options to choose from. Solar do Castelo Image courtesy of Solar do Castelo If any hotel sets the scene for romance it’s Solar do Castelo. This charming boutique hotel...

Airport transfers

Airport transfers September 30, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
For most visitors to Lisbon, the city’s Portela International Airport is their first port of call when arriving in Portugal. The airport is located on the outskirts of the Portuguese capital, which facilitates transfers to the city centre and all the major hotels. The quickest and easiest way to get...

Speaking in tongues – helpful phrases

Speaking in tongues – helpful phrases September 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Portugal is one of those European countries where English is spoken widely, at least in the larger cities and in popular tourist resorts. Lisbon is no exception, and much of its population have a cursory knowledge of the English language. French is also understood in many places, and of course Spanish...

Getting around Lisbon using public transportation

Getting around Lisbon using public transportation September 21, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Using public transportation in Lisbon is by far the most convenient way of moving around the city. Compared with many other European capital cities, the Portuguese capital is relatively compact in size, which makes getting around that much easier. Indeed, a comprehensive bus (autocarro) and Metro network...

Make Your Way on $50 a Day

Make Your Way on $50 a Day July 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In the Euro Zone and at current exchange rates, $50 will buy you around €34 – not much to live on in one day in any European capital, but not impossible either. Compared with its neighbours – global economic downturn notwithstanding – Portugal still enjoys a relatively low cost of living. Sure,...

Dealing With Emergencies in Lisbon

Dealing With Emergencies in Lisbon July 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
No matter how careful visitors are when holidaying abroad accidents can happen, and being able to deal with emergencies tests the composure of even the most levelheaded of travellers. In Lisbon it’s rare to hear of any serious mishaps befalling tourists. Portugal does not have a serious crime problem...
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