Vegetarians, I'm sorry but Portuguese food isn't really for you. Lisbon's restaurants are all about the meat and fish. Fresh sardines on outdoor grills, juicy steaks in soft Madeira bread for lunch, octopus salad to start, chouriço sausages hanging in kitchens (plus the… Read more of "What to eat in Lisbon (and where to find it)"
A street art guide to Lisbon
Lisbon is covered in graffiti. There are tags on the crumbling homes of Mouraria, colourful paintings on the streets of Barrio Alto and huge murals on the abandoned buildings of the business district. Rather than being seen as a nuisance, street art is encouraged here, some of… Read more of "A street art guide to Lisbon"
The best pasteis de nata in Lisbon
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that we ate a lot of pasteis de nata in Lisbon (some would say too many). These custard tarts are a staple in Portugal and you'll find them everywhere. When they're good, the pastry is crispy and flaky, and filled with a smooth, creamy… Read more of "The best pasteis de nata in Lisbon"
Welcome to Mouraria, Lisbon
And, now, for something a little different ... we're in Europe! It took about five minutes for me to fall in love with Lisbon, with its cobbled streets and tiled buildings, sun-filled squares and shady alleyways. For the last month we've been staying in Mouraria on the third… Read more of "Welcome to Mouraria, Lisbon"