Category Portugal

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Lagos, Portugal – Earth’s Magnum Opus!

Lagos, Portugal is Earth’s masterpiece. Its Mona Lisa. Its Birth of Venus. Its Starry Night. Its Maryland crabcake. Sunbeams shimmer off sparkling turquoise water surrounded by rock islands and meandering tunnels that connect one beach to the next, to the next, to the next and so on. Picturesque caves allow lover style seclusion from the tides. For a […]

World Music Festival: Bombino Plays Lisbon!

Abrigada Lisboa! My favorite guitar player played a FREE unbeknownst to me show my first night in Lisbon. Que mouth-to-floor-face-melting-action! If you haven’t heard Bombino, his album Nomad was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and is a definite must hear! But really, all of his albums are amazing! Bombino is a powerful self taught singer-songwriter from […]

Street Art – Lisboa Edition!

There are few things I love more than hunting for street art – eyes combing back and forth wandering medinas and squares looking for that personal touch of local artistic expression. Fortunately, in Lisbon you do not have to look far. From the rubble of decaying buildings sprout political triumphs. Winding alleyways recount tales of Fado’s woeful past. Religious figures, along […]

In Love With Lisbon!

Lisboa, my love!  Abrigada! After an uneventful 9 hour bus ride from Madrid I made my way over to Lisbon, Portugal. Everything was bright.  Everything was booming. Everything was beautiful. I stayed at the Golden Tram Hostel (perfection), and from there went on the best free walking tour with John Doe Tours (Hi Alex!). Bombino, my favorite nomadic […]