If you were to visit Portugal and have a traditional Portuguese Grandma as your gastronomic guide, she would feed you a variety of dishes rich in meats and seafood. Traditional Portuguese food tends to be hearty, which is my polite way of saying “quite caloric”. Back in the day and, … more »
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We think no Eurotrip is complete without traveling around Portugal. Not just because this is Zara’s homeland, but also because the country is tiny yet it manages to offer a great variety of things to keep you amazed as you explore.
If you’re planning a trip to Lisbon, let us help you narrow down what to see, do and eat:
- Make the most of Lisbon even if you only have 24hrs to visit
- If you have more time, this is how you explore Lisbon on a budget
- Tour the most iconic of Lisbon’s neighborhoods inside Tram 28
- If like us you work online, check out the best places for Digital Nomads in Lisbon
- Visit Lisbon underground, not something many visitors get to do…
Backpack ME’s very first ebook focuses on Portuguese food. If you love exploring new places via their local dishes and culinary traditions, download Lisbon in 100 Bites.
Beyond the capital city, there’s so much more Portuguese culture for you to explore. Familiarize yourself with a couple of things before you go, and make the most of your stay in Portugal:
- Don’t speak Portuguese? No problem! Learn how to order at a Portuguese café
- Drool thinking about the typical dishes a Portuguese Grandma would feed you
- Taste the north of Portugal joining a Porto Food Tour
- Discover the Algarve beyond beach
When you travel to Portugal, dare to explore beyond Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve too. There are a lot of smaller cities and towns that deserve your attention and where locals will welcome you like the Portuguese do: with arms wide open, full glasses of wine and abundant homemade food!
Hora do Lanche
While in many countries you will see people having coffee on the go on paper cups, that is a rare sight in Portugal. Pausing to drink your coffee is a ritual taken quite seriously (and quite often) by Portuguese. We drink coffee to start the day and, at mid afternoon, … more »
Algarve: what lies beyond the beach
Here I am, at the Ria Formosa Natural Park, in the Algarve region, Southern Portugal. Algarve is well known across Europe as a place of sandy beaches, sun and party, but there’s also another side of it, and this Natural Park is on that ‘other side’ Since it’s a bit … more »
Lazy Beggars – It’s a thing!
We spotted this guy on the streets of Lisbon and he had the strangest signs. He basically wanted money for whisky, wine, beer, or some other stuff with the tag line “At least we’re honest!”. Not only that, he also has a website, the mis-spelt lazybeggers.com. When I took a … more »
3G Battle – Portugal vs Spain
I believe this post will be helpful to those who are looking for 3G internet access in Portugal and Spain. Lets start right away! Portugal We were in Portugal in November 2011 – at the time, Vodafone had the best 3G package that we could find in terms of … more »
LISBOA, Coisa Boa! (Why you should travel to LISBON)
It’s not easy for me to write about my country from a touristic point of view. As I have lived in Portugal for most of my life, I am obviously biased and would tell you there are a million reasons why you should visit (and more than half of those … more »
Well the mountain didn’t come to me..
There’s an old saying “If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed.“ I’ve had one of the craziest days of my life today. It’s the 4th of November and right now, I’m writing this on a flight from Chennai to Mumbai. A flight that … more »
Portuguese visa woes..
So I was in New Delhi for a while during the launch of MyStreetMarket and I probably should’ve applied for the Portuguese visa right then but didn’t have the time. Once I was back at Coimbatore I decided that I would hand my application over to the travel agent and … more »