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Dear Travelettes,
Let me make a confession: Since I arrived in Lisbon I’ve eaten a cake, or some kind of traditional sweet, every day. That is more than 100 cakes the last few months, something that should make me quite a cake-expert (although it’s not the best preparation for the bikini season). When that is said, I read somewhere if you leave Portugal without gaining a couple of kilos you haven’t …

[ Written by guest | 3 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

What do you do when you have about 30 euros (and a week until you get your next salary), 3 days off and a strong urge to travel? I was complaining to a good friend about this, and got this e-mail back: be ready at 7AM tomorrow, have about 10 euros ready, your bicycle and two changes of clothes.
The morning after we were ready for 3 days of pedaling in …

[ Written by guest | 24 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Feira da Ladra, or thieves market in English, is the oldest and biggest flea market in Lisbon. This is the place to go to recover your stolen mobile, practice your bargain skills or find some incredibly cheap vintage clothes. My greatest scoop was a 70s leather jacket for 10 euros.
Since I normally live in Berlin, I’m used to a great selection of flea markets, but I find this one particularly …

[ Written by guest | 9 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

Eat breakfast like a king queen, lunch like a prince princess, and dinner like a pauper it is said. Even though the brunch is left out, it’s my favourite meal – especially together with good friends or a magazine, sun and of course sunglasses to cover up the hangover from last night and to stare at people without getting noticed..
I’ve already found two great places to have some brunch. At …

[ Written by guest | 31 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

I have a big fascination of everything that is retrocool. ”A vida portuguesa” means The Portuguese Life and this store is the definition of Portuguese retrocoolness aka my dreamstore for postcards, notebooks and weird remakes of old products.
If you’re looking for a Portuguese ”70s-remake-of-bonnie-and-clyde-poscard” this is the place to get it. This is also a great place to get some alternative notebooks if you want something different than the classic …

[ Written by guest | 26 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

A couple of weeks ago I moved to Lisbon and my first real clubbing night turned out to be an adventurous experience!  Mix free vodka, oversized ice-cream, portuguese divas, the mad hatter, alice and the white rabbit and have a truely crazy night out. This friday lux frágil hosted an “Alice in Wonderland” party with a whole lot of extravaganza and madness to go with it.
This is why you should …

[ Written by guest | 15 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | ]