Best beaches in Comporta

With a seemingly endless expanse of sand, rolling, grass-topped dunes, and bitingly cold, iridescent sea, the Herdade da Comporta coastline is an epic, untamed paradise. Straw umbrellas, beachside cafes and wooden boardwalks perfectly complement the wild landscape, making this one of the best beach holiday destinations in Europe. Although it’s essentially one long stretch of uninterrupted sand, the coastline is, in fact, made up of several beaches each with their own distinct features and characteristics. From the well-to-do Praia do Pego to the undiscovered Praia do…Continue Reading “The best beaches in Comporta, Portugal”

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Where to stay in Lisbon

From historic Alfama to hilltop Graca and elegant Príncipe Real to bohemian Bairro Alto, Lisbon is made up of a series of distinct neighbourhoods that each have their own unique personality. This guide explores the city’s most popular neighbourhoods, detailing their individual quirks and characteristics in order to help you figure out where to stay in Lisbon.  Alfama Best for: Pretty cobblestone streets and tram spotting Home to Lisbon’s famous red-roofed landscape punctuated with cathedral domes, Alfama is the city’s historic district. With narrow cobblestone…Continue Reading “Where to stay in Lisbon: The best neighbourhoods”

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After living in Lisbon for six weeks this summer, I have put together a detailed overview of how much money I spent in order to give an insight into the cost of living in Lisbon. Covering food, drink and accommodation prices as well as travel and sightseeing, this guide will help you budget for your trip to Lisbon whether you plan on staying for days, weeks, months or even years. The cost of living in Lisbon: Accommodation: €2,100 for six weeks in an Airbnb This…Continue Reading “Cost of living in Lisbon: A breakdown of prices”

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Best bars and restaurants in Graca Lisbon

Perched high above the city, Graca is best known for its miradouros – hilltop viewpoints that offer panoramic views across the city – but its small cobbled streets are also home to an exciting line-up of bars and restaurants that are more than worthy of the uphill trek. What’s more, many of the establishments are frequented mainly by locals rather than tourists, offering a refreshing insight into authentic Lisbon life. Read on to discover the best bars and restaurants in Graca, Lisbon. Cozinha Urbana Sitting…Continue Reading “The best bars and restaurants in Graca, Lisbon”

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Pena Palace visiting Sintra from Lisbon

A fairy tale land with hilltop castles, mythical forests and labyrinthine caves, Sintra is a magical town that’s just a 40-minute train ride from Lisbon, making it the perfect destination for a fantastic day trip from the city. While Sintra is worthy of a two-day visit, it can easily be seen in a day. Read on to find out everything you need to know when visiting Sintra from Lisbon. How to get to Sintra from Lisbon: The cheapest and easiest way to get to Sintra…Continue Reading “Visiting Sintra from Lisbon: A guide to everything you need to know”

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