Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lisbon - Goodbye Old Year

Here's is to the Old - Decade, Century, Millennium with a look at Old Lisbon as is was!

And here's to the new decade of the 21st century. Come and see Lisbon as it is Now.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Very Merry Lisbon Christmas

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lisbon Christmas Gift for those who have Everything.

Here is the perfect gift for those who have absolutely everything - give them a Leopard Catcher - courtesy of Lisbon Tile Museum.
No guarantees that it will work though, but definitely a novel idea for that difficult one's Christmas stocking! Remember you heard it here first!

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lisbon Satruday morning Feira da Ladra

Take the 28 tram early like the locals for the best of browsing at Lisbon's local flee market.

Gems from the past scatter the streets so who know what you will find?

One man's rubbish is another mans treasure so they say!

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Chestnuts with Love

You know autumn has set in Lisbon when the chestnut trolleys roll out onto the streets, serving up the steaming, fresh-roasted snacks to ward off the chill and satiate hungry bellies throughout the colder months. Chestnuts have been a staple food of southern Europe for millennia. The healthy nuts are gluten-free, low in fat and high in vitamin C. But above all, they’re just GOOD. You’ll find them on street corners all over the city, particularly in the more central, bustling areas. 
Castanhas assadas Lisbon (by Andreia Tavares) Senhor Eduardo (pictured) is proud to have been at it for 50 years, this gentle soul with bright blue eyes tells that four couples have approached him over the years to thank him for bringing them together. As it turns out, Sr. Eduardo became an unwitting matchmaker when they struck up a conversation while waiting in line for his chestnuts, and the rest is history. 

So, yes, you may have to be patient while the production tries to keep up with demand, but the chestnuts are worth the wait. And, who knows, you might even come away with more than the dozen you’ve paid for! At 2 euro for a dozen for this hot treat it must be the best healthy bargain in Lisbon this Autumn.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Lisbon the Old Lady on the Tagus

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal since it was conquered by the Moors in 1147, is a possessor of more than 20 centuries of history and a marvelous architecture that includes 92 palaces and 102 churches. Beyond this, nowadays the capital reflects the passage of time of an exceptional way: Lisbon is modern, cool, entertaining, luxurious. It is a city that invites us to enjoy New art surrounded with flaming skyscrapers and Baroque Monuments.

Baixa and Lisbon CastleImage via Wikipedia
In the old district Bairro Alto a series of steep descending streets invites us to the night life that contrasts with small "funky" shops, bars, and places of typical meals. The Portuguese kitchen is by means of green broths, seafood, fish, and it is said that they have in their cookbook up to 365 different ways of preparing salt cod.
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