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June 6, 2018

A local's guide to downtown Lisbon's best restaurants & bars. Breakfast, brunch, light lunch, traditional dinner or just a nice spot for scenic drink at "Baixa"

November 24, 2017

Basically Portugal has two seasons only - summer and winter. And as long as the sun is warmly shining from the deep blue sky, the summer-like feeling is constant. So, the season doesn't really matter when it comes to planning a little getaway around Portugal. All you n...

May 31, 2017

Before moving to Lisbon, Sofia was the city I was calling Home. First moved here in 2004 and over the years I had kind of Love-Hate relationship with it. Either I was hating it and would not go out of my routine for days, may be weeks, or I was madly in love with it an...

May 8, 2017

Yesterday Portugal celebrated Mother's Day. In my homeland Bulgaria we don't have such a special holiday, dedicated to those who gave us life. We surely give importance to International Women's Day and in some kind, it's when we praise our mothers. But as I'm living ab...

March 20, 2017

Yesterday was Lisbon's Half Marathon. 21 km run, which I signed up for just 3 days in advance. Therefore, you can imagine what kind of preparation I had. Yes, zero. And I haven't being running for at least two weeks. Not to mention, that I've never ran for more that 7-...

March 8, 2017

When I first came to Lisbon I was living with one of my best-friends to be (we had just met at the time) and we were having so much fun together. We were out and about every moment we had the chance to experience this magical city and living some of the best months in...

October 28, 2016

The Unusual Night is an annual party, organised by a brand of gin. It was at this same party, two years ago, that I found out this is actually one of my favourite drinks. And how it wouldn't be? The special ingredients of this specific brand are cucumber and Bulgarian...

December 12, 2014

There is one portuguese, let's call it "tradition", that seems very nice and cozy to me - the family lunch on weekends. It's amazing how the city seems empty during those lunch hours in weekens. Well, unfortunately we don't have any family member around, so we are not...

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