Summer Holiday Plans

My plans for a relaxing and much needed summer holiday!

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Bairro do Avillez

Planning a trip to Lisbon? Then you have to try the amazing Bairro do Avillez restaurant – read on to find out why it’s such a cool place to visit!

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Lisbon Guide: Vellas Loreto

One of my favourite things about Winter is the little pleasure of being at home with a nice cup of tea, a good book, with a nice candle burning for a little ‘hyggelig’ feeling. I’m a huge fan of candles, but not all of them are created equal… Uma das minhas coisas preferidas no Inverno é o pequeno prazer de estar em casa com uma boa chávena de chá, um bom livro e uma vela acesa para criar um ambiente ‘hyggelig’. Adoro velas, mas não são todas iguais… My favourite ones come from an institution in Lisbon, the candle factory…

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Art Nouveau in Lisbon

There are many things I love in my hometown, but some of the things I love the most are the art nouveau gems you find in unexpected places. Há muitas coisas que adoro na minha terra, mas as pérolas de art nouveau que se encontram em sítios inesperados talvez sejam as minhas preferidas. The most striking example of this are the beautiful doors of old buildings along Avenida da República. O melhor exemplo disso são as lindíssimas portas dos prédios antigos ao longo da Avenida da República. Super common objects like doors to apartment buildings are true works of art…

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Visit this in Lisbon: Palácio da Ajuda

Good morning guys! Today I’m taking you on a little visit of one of my favourite places in Lisbon, the Ajuda Palace. Bom dia a todos! Hoje levo-vos numa pequena visita a um dos meus locais preferidos em Lisboa, o Palácio da Ajuda. It was D. José I who ordered the building of a palace on top of the Ajuda hill after the Royal Palace near the river was completely destroyed by the 1755 earthquake that pretty much flattened Lisbon.  Foi D. José I quem ordenou a construção do palácio no topo do monte da Ajuda, depois do palácio real…

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