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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Amusing Museum Sundays
Deco head

Amusing Museum Sundays

In brief: With the chance to visit different sorts of museums for free in Lisbon, we dove in to these three first. A museum is not the first destination you think of during a wave…

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Bom Natal e Ótimo Ano Novo!
Ave da Liberdade

Bom Natal e Ótimo Ano Novo!

Portuguese love their holiday lights, but are not ostentatious in these displays. Here are some charming, but restrained, Lisbon street scenes from this holiday season. We all need a little light at the end of…

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How to spring roll through the fall
Home-made spring rolls

How to spring roll through the fall

Locked down on a Sunday, dark skies and pouring rain...We turned it to our advantage by preparing home-made Vietnamese spring rolls along with very tangy sauces (to taste) for dipping. Slice thin a protein source…

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Around Évora: aqueducts, Dutch forts, and more
Estremoz central plaza

Around Évora: aqueducts, Dutch forts, and more

In Brief: We wandered the countryside near Évora, following ancient water flow along the aqueducts, exploring historic fortress towns, and cultivating local products. Évora The food was delicious on the open air deck upstairs, as…

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Enchanting Évora
Evora panorama

Enchanting Évora

In Brief: For all the notable highlights of the city, we were seduced more by its overall ambiance, absorbed through ambling, idling in plazas, and sipping Alentejo wine. The charm of Évora, a World Heritage…

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