What to Do in Lisbon in December 2019

Christmas lights in Lisbon in December

This blog post was originally posted on December 4, 2018 and was updated on November 6, 2019.  Lisbon in December is a city of contrasts, from the busy last-minute Christmas shopping to almost-empty streets in the days that follow the holidays. With national holidays on the 1st and the 8th, and kids off school during the […]

Lisbon Then & Now: Coffee and Café Culture

You can find some of the freshest espresso and best coffee in Lisbon at The Mill.

Most of the times in Lisbon, meeting up for coffee has nothing to do with actually drinking coffee. In fact, many times people will order something else. Figuring out how to order coffee in Portugal and get it right the first time might take some time of adjustment. The Portuguese prefer their caffeine fix in […]

Lisbon Street Food: What to Eat & Where to Get It

Croquetes are one of the many salgados (savoury treats) that you can try in Lisbon.

Lisbon street food doesn’t typically come on wheels, but in long-standing establishments and revamped indoor markets. When we think of street food, we think of vintage food trucks and hot dogs in buns. In Portugal, it’s all about the cafés and pastelarias (pastry shops). Choosing what to eat can be intimidating at first, but fear […]