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Sintra – steeped in history, cloaked in mystery and wrapped in romance

Sintra – steeped in history, cloaked in mystery and wrapped in romance February 29, 2012 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Half an hour after leaving Lisbon’s Rossio railway terminal the Serra de Sintra looms into view. Lying at the foot of these ancient hills is Sintra itself, whose old quarter (Vila Velha) is possessed of a beguiling, medieval character. Sintra's historic centre - a UNESCO World Heritage site This magical...

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...

Shopping in Lisbon for something out of the ordinary.

Shopping in Lisbon for something out of the ordinary. February 8, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
So, you’re in Lisbon searching for a unique gift, an exclusive keepsake, or a special souvenir to remind you of your visit to Portugal. But where do you go? Here are some places your shopping basket will love. A Vida Portuguesa Ach. Brito/Claus Porto Soaps are handmade using only natural ingredients. Occupying...