Lisbon in Five Words

Three days in Lisbon, and a lovely stream of whatsapped photos. It been a brightly-hued break for my husband and youngest son. Which begins with a great deal of excitement. A hop, skip and a jump via the metro … … to their temporary home – a light and airy Airbnb flat (more on Maria’s place here). First port of call … More Lisbon in Five Words

Pastéis de Belém

Pastéis de Belém (or Nata) – a sweet case of custard perfection (but not too sweet). Pastéis de Nata were first made by monks in 18th century Belém at the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos – they used yolks left over after egg whites had been used for starching clothes. In 1820, the Liberal Revolution threatened the future of … More Pastéis de Belém

Maria’s Lisbon

When travel accommodation works out well, everything else seems to fall into place. So it was for my traveling twosome in Lisbon. Maria’s Airbnb flat was immaculately clean and flooded with light – a welcome retreat when sightseeing legs grew sore. Thoughtful touches, like a complimentary bottle of wine and a shiny red coffee machine (with a good stock … More Maria’s Lisbon