Arriving in Lisbon by plane

You arrive at Lisbon Airport and then what? You can travel by car (rented), grab a taxi or continue by metro or bus. Have a look at the possibilities by watching the short videos! Approaching Lisbon means: fenomenal views out of the airplane window! Do you want to continue your journey by taxi or (Aero)bus? Rather…

Highway toll payment

They say it ensures greater speed of circulation. Sure. But in my humble opinion the actual Portuguese toll system on highways is complicated and a nuisance for drivers with a foreign license plate or a rented car. Some roads become a electronic toll road without the possibility of changing our itinerary. Friends keep asking me: Can I pay…

Lisbon: foodcourt in market halls

In former market halls near Tagus river there is  a huge foodcourt these days. Part of the Mercado da Ribeira is transformed in a culinary hot spot, called Time Out Market. On a December evening we travel by metro to this place opposite the metro/trainstation Cais do Sodré. It’s around eight o’clock when we arrive and there is…

Lisbon: Hotel Real Palácio

We didn’t expect to get a Downton Abbey-feeling when I booked a hotel in Lisbon. But room 135 in the old part of  Hotel Real Palácio unexpectedly provides us one. The hotel is divided in a recent and old building. Our room for tonight is room 135, in the old part. Luckily this ancient city palace, with a…