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Lisbon Fish & Flavours - 17 April 2011

Not to be missed by lovers of all things good to eat and drink - Portugal at its best.  If you are on a cruise during this April event stop over and have yourself a gourmet time at this event - it starts at noon and is right downtown so no excuse to miss getting your taste of Portugal. Let me...

Saudade Longing for Lisbon

My husband found this great video shot in Lisbon this morning. It just encapsulates the Portuguese idea of Saudade or longing, the linchpin of Fado music. Having lived here in my adopted home port of Lisbon I find this concept affecting me also - it is in the air.

The WORLD'S Top Ten Best Cruise Lines

  Here is the top 10 world's best cruise lines, they all call into Lisbon in 2014: Cruise lines are in the business of giving their guests a good time, so they've all got something going for them. There is a great deal of misleading information offered to the public about the relative merits...

Best Ships for Cruisers With Disabilities

 Ask if the cruise line has a Special Needs brochure; many lines have published these brochures, detailing the amenities offered to those with disabilities. Holland America even offers a DVD. In addition, many lines have Access Departments, whose staff can help you make sure you have all...

Lisbon Taven On 28 Tram Route

Tasca da Esquina – Vitor Sobral’s Version of a Corner Tavern Everything Mega-Chef Vitor Sobral does is about taking rich Portuguese flavors and transforming them into modern tastes and textures.  His current stage for displaying his talents is Tasca da Esquina, a small, but very popular,...

Christmas Wine Tasting Tour

Originally uploaded by Bacalhoa.Vinhos Quinta da Bacalhôa, an ancient Portuguese Royal Residence, is considered the most beautiful early 15th century estate that still exists in Portugal. Bacalhôa Wines who run the winery are offering a Special Christmas treat on 20, 21 & 22 December with...

Lisbon Lights Up For Christmas 2010

    Lisbon Lights Up For Christmas   Lisbon’s Christmas lights were switched on this weekend. Budget cuts canceled the annual gigantic Christmas tree but the streets downtown and in major commercial areas are now lit up and decorated with the spirit of the holiday season. The...

Lisbon Sunday Tea, Scones & Tiles

As is usual, the beautiful Cardaes Convent  in Lisbon (Rua do Século, 123), with its magnificent tiles (pictured) and baroque decoration, promotes this weekend, a week of Christmas sales, with revenue to be devoted to the social work of the institution. More than 20 kinds of jam, jams,...

Lisbon in December for Free

Image via Wikipedia   5 Free Things to Do in Lisbon This December: "   A New Look at the Design and Fashion Museum Collection Lisbon’s Design and Fashion Museum is always free, and this month (until January 30th) you may see part of the collection rearranged by Tenente, one of...

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