Something in the Aire: Limestone treasury
Alvados cave

Something in the Aire: Limestone treasury

Toward the east of central Portugal, there is hidden treasure to discover amid the hills of a huge limestone-filled geological park (39,000 hectares) with the big name to match, Parque Natural das Serras de Aire…

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Lisbon’s Time Machine
Sao Jorge Castle entrance

Lisbon’s Time Machine

In brief: Within a few meters walking in central Lisbon, one can turn back the time machine 2000 years, then fast forward to 800 years ago, before returning to recent times, the new city of…

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Art of the Street
Charming intersection

Art of the Street

In brief: It's easy to feel liberated and refreshed when the artful streets and hills of Lisbon are available. Alfama tiles The weather is improving. The mood during Portugal’s long lockdown? Well, not as much.…

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Miracle man of Lisbon
Marble tablets honor the miracle man

Miracle man of Lisbon

You never know what you'll find when you turn a corner in Lisbon, perhaps a miracle man. Statue, Dr. Sousa Martins Near NOVA University Medical School, not far from the central city, we found this…

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Artist & Poet: Uncovering Museum Gems
Ze Povinho and Brazil

Artist & Poet: Uncovering Museum Gems

In brief: A museum should offer a chance for discovery. Two "boutique" museums in Lisbon did just that for us, revealing the work of an artist and a poet. Some museums cover vast ranges of…

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