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7 Luxurious High-Seas Voyages That Will Make You Rethink Cruises

When Coco Chanel said “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury,” she might as well have been talking about a cruise ship. At its best, …

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The 5 Best Websites to Find Super Cheap Summer Travel Deals

How to get away and still have cash left in your pocket, according to someone who finds travel deals for a living.<p>It's the time of year when many of us are daydreaming of a summer getaway, which means it's also the time of year for media outlets and experts to start touting their best tips to find …

The foodie traveller in Portugal

Portugal holidays,Lisbon holidays,Food and drink,Europe holidays,Travel,Food & drink,Life and style,Travel,Travel<p>Portugal’s pastel de nata is a melt-in-the-mouth buttery delight, and those in the know visit the village of Nazaré to taste it<p>Having whisked egg whites to starch their habits, …

Taste of Lisbon: classic dishes and culinary surprises on a foodie tour

It's not all salt cod and custard tarts in Portugal's capital. From workers' cafes to gourmet tapas, seafront kiosks to a smart wine bar, <b>Isabel Choat</b> samples the best of Lisbon's food and drink<p>'We have snails," declared the sign in the Mercado da Ribeira. Sure enough the stall was piled with net …

Ten places you cannot miss in Porto

It wouldn’t be right to characterize Porto by simply choosing one of the factors that make this destiny more and more attractive. One is divided …

Visit to Portugal: Two Days in Cascais

The fourth and final stop on our tour of Portugal was the tony seaside village of Cascais, on the Atlantic coast about 25 miles west of Lisbon. …

7 Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy

Food in Portugal is a serious affair. While the world may be busy discussing what historical landmarks deserve to be among the 7 Wonders of the …

Best Lisbon Restaurants | Visiting Portugal

Looking for a restaurant in Lisbon? With so many places to choose from, it can be daunting. After many hours of research at a lot of good places, …

Readers' travel tips: foodie Portugal

From markets where old ladies sell produce from their gardens to traditional seafood restaurants, Been there readers know the best places in Portugal for foodies<p>At this Saturday market old ladies sell whatever is fresh in their vegetable garden and on their fruit trees, and their husbands sell …

A Beginner's Guide to Portuguese Wine

More Wine Guides<p>Spanish Wine »<br>Italian Wine »<br>French Wine »<p>Walking into my local wine shop a few months ago, I noticed signs for Italy, France, and Spain hanging above the rows of wine, but I couldn't see one for Portugal. "Can you point me to the Portuguese wine section?" I inquired, ready to …

Why Portugal's majestic Douro Valley should be on your holiday wish list

If the label on a port bottle seems something of a puzzle (what, exactly, is LBV? Tawny? Single Quinta? – for answers, see box below), then the region where it is produced, the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, can feel every bit as mysterious.<p>A Unesco World Heritage site since 2001, the Douro is …

Visiting Lisbon: What to Do and See

The essence of Lisbon city is mirrored in its terrain. It has lots of “ups” in its stairs and hills to climb, as well as some “downs,” which you as a …

8 Foods You Must Eat When You’re in Portugal

If you're in to food, and trying all different kinds of things, Portugal needs to be next on your trip list.<p>While they hold tight to their …

72 Hours in Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese capital is in the early stages of a cultural renaissance. “There’s a saying here in Lisbon, ‘<i>desemerda-te</i>‘, which translates to …

Interview: Lisbon in 100 Bites with Zara Quiroga

With the exception of a few dishes, Portuguese food isn’t particularly well-known outside of Portugal. This means that many people don’t know what to …

Lisbon Metro Guide and Map - Updated for 2018!

Why Visit Lisbon?<p>Introduction and home<br>page to Lisbon’s best<br>tourist website<p>Sights & Activities<p>There are so many things to<br>do and see in Lisbon,<br>what are …

Portugal: Touring Lisbon on Tram 28

<b>This post shows you how to tour Lisbon on tram 28. The tram 28 brings you up and down Lisbon hills to the historic parts of the city. Most Lisbon</b> …

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Lisbon’s vibrant neighbourhoods

Moorish ramparts, throbbing nightlife and crystalline high-rises – Lisbon packs in a different personality for each of its seven hills, flatly refusing to dance to a globalised tune.

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8 Reasons Why You Have To Visit Sintra In Portugal!

The first I’d heard of Sintra was just before the summer holidays at Cambridge University when a group of us were heading out to Lisbon for a 4 day …

Portugal's Highlights: A Road Trip from Top to Bottom

By Arjun Venkatesh<p>A road trip through Portugal with its historical monuments, gastronomical indulgences, and generous hospitality, is a celebration …

A great day trip from Lisbon: Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais in one day

<i>The most popular day trip from Lisbon includes the beautiful castles Sintra, Cabo da Roca and Cascais. This is our review and best tips to plan this</i> …

Topo – Amazing rooftop

Image by Nuno Lopes de PaulaThere’s a new rooftop bar in town and the hipster in me whispered: – “It’s the new thing in town… everyone’s talking …

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 7, Episode 6<p>Tony travels to Cuba in the search of the island's heart and soul where beauty abounds in the people, the food and the …

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How To Do Lisbon Like A Local

Lisbon has experienced something of a tourism boom over the past couple of years. Right now, British, French and Spanish travellers alike are flowing …