Lisbon city guide

Lisbon city guide

Review: Independente Suites & Terraces, Lisbon

Open since 2010, the Independente Suites and Terrace is a palatial bed and breakfast in central Lisbon. Housed in the former residence of a diplomat, this grand building has had a bohemian makeover to turn it into 13 suites and two restaurants (with a stylish hostel next door). I stayed here for 7 nights in August 2017. I’ve mixed some of the hotel’s press pictures and some shots from Instagram with my own video review for Independente Lisbon above and […]

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Review: Home Hostel Lisbon

You’re greeted with a high-five and a shot. In that order. But don’t worry, this isn’t a huge party hostel. In fact, the award-winning Home Hostel, run by its very own Mamma, lives up to its name by providing guests with a cosy base for their adventure around the Portuguese capital. Situated in the Baixa area of Lisbon, Home Hostel is very centrally located on the edge of the main shopping area on one side and the iconic castle district […]

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6 Fabulous things to do in Lisbon

I fell in love with Lisbon’s sunny shores! Here’s a list of all my fave finds when I visited this month – my top picks for things to do in Lisbon. Make sure you check out my full Lisbon city guide here. LX Factory Located under the towering 25 de Abril Bridge suspension bridge, LX Factory has a very Hackney Wick meets Marrickville vibe going on. It’s nowhere near the centre of Lisbon, but take a tram from Cais do Sodré […]

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