The sound of nearby accordion music floated through the warm early evening air. The balcony doors of my hotel room were open, letting in the last of the late summer sunshine lazily reflected off the house tiles across the medieval street. The crunch of biscuits was the only jarring note in this simple scene of Portuguese utopia. Well, actually, it was one of my favourite dinners of my long weekend in Lisbon. I had visited… View Post

10 things to do on a Lisbon city break

10 things to do on a Lisbon city break

I’m sitting here on my couch, tea in hand, watching the weather warily as snow has been forecast in London. Snow. In late November. Luckily, I have around 15 billion scarves, a coat as cozy as a duvet and the accumulated commuter knowledge of dashing from pillar to post as quickly as humanly possible in 3°C temperatures. But, only a week ago I was standing in the sun-dappled Rossio square of Lisbon, wearing sandals, t-skirt… View Post