Lisbon Nights: Wine, Beer, and Fado

After a nice Michelin-starred dinner, I met up with Hugo, another local guide I found on Withlocals. He brought me to a few bars in Bairro Alto where we sipped wine, drank beers, and listened to authentic fado – a type of Portuguese singing that is renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character. Our…

A Modern Portuguese Dinner at Alma

My 24 hours in Lisbon were flying by. It was an eventful day riding a Vespa, enjoying great seafood, and wandering a tasty food hall. I only had one night for a nice dinner, so I made a reservation at Alma. It was a short walk from the apartment in the heart of the Chiado…

Lisbon Stopover: Time Out Market

My full day in Lisbon was incredible so far! I explored the city on a Vespa and enjoyed a delicious seafood lunch. After hanging out at my Airbnb apartment for a bit, I headed back out and walked to the Time Out Market. Yes the bustling food hall is touristy, but it’s a great way…

A Seafood Lunch at Cervejaria Ramiro

After a wonderful time riding a Vespa around Lisbon, it was time for lunch. Cesar dropped me off at Cervejaria Ramiro. The well-known seafood restaurant is a favorite among tourist and locals. There were only a few people waiting by the door when I arrived, so I was seated at a table upstairs in no…

Off to Portugal: Vespa Journey Around Lisbon

At the end of September I embarked on a trip to Europe! I was super excited to return to Europe after 3 years. My past few trips were to Asia and the last time I was in Europe was to visit Greece. I was looking forward to seeing 4 new countries which included a 24-hour…

I’m Back From Europe!

Hey all! So I just got back from a wonderful two-week Euro trip! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Europe and I was excited to explore and taste five new cities in four new countries. My first stop was Lisbon where I had a 24-hour stopover on my way to Berlin. A…