Day Trip to Cascais, Portugal

While in Lisbon, we decided to take a day trip to Cascais. Cascais is a small beach town that used to be the former residence of the royal family. It took about 40 minutes by train, from Cais do Sodre station and costs under €10 round-trip. Well worth it! The train ride reminded us of the train from Orange County, CA to San Diego, CA because you are traveling along the coast the entire journey. Continue reading “Day Trip to Cascais, Portugal”

Lisbon Eats

T.W.O. had a fun time researching the food options in Lisbon and we weren’t disappointed with our selections when we got there! Lisbon has been noted for being the new hottest place for culinary chefs and foodies around the world. In the past couple years the classic Portuguese cuisine has been reinvented taking rustic vintage styles of cooking with new contemporary hipness. It’s not only in the food, but the décor as well. We made sure to choose our lunch and dinner spots very carefully. Hope you can try these places out when you visit Lisbon! Our rule of thumb…if the menu has pictures of the food it’s too touristy! Continue reading “Lisbon Eats”

Being a Tourist In Lisbon, Portugal

A glimpse of some neighborhoods of Lisbon:

Bairro Alto
This is a picturesque working class quarter dating from the 16th century that has traditionally been the city’s bohemian haunt of artists and writers. During the day, the streets are less crowded, but once night fall hits the Fado Houses are packed and restaurants filled with hungry people. Continue reading “Being a Tourist In Lisbon, Portugal”