Cama,Corpo & Cafe Puravida

Calcada Marques de Abrantes, Lisbon, Estremadura, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lisbon

Salazar and the crisis in Portugal

A travel blog entry by caseybennett18 on May 29, 2014

After the dictatorship of Salazar that ended in 1974, Portugal got to work trying to rebuild the country. The overthrow of the dictatorship was a very peaceful coup that is known in Portugal as the Carnation Revolution that took place on April 25. Women handed soldiers carnations that they would put in their guns. The year of 1974 was thought of as year zero for the Portuguese people to symbolize the rebuilding of the country into a democratic and decolonized ...

More Portugal & Home

A travel blog entry by burkeys on May 14, 2014

8 comments, 21 photos

Beja is a big town with reasonable camping facilities and so arriving on a Thursday we decided to stay for the Easter break. Unfortunately unlike the other towns we'd bypassed Beja was dead. With no fancy decorations declaring Feliz Pascoa! (happy Easter), no street lights, no shops full of fancy cakes and elaborate sweeties, we found ourselves in '’the town that Easter forgot’’. Easter Sunday was wet and miserable and just as were settling down to ...

We're sorry Jose

A travel blog entry by thaampyoo on Feb 23, 2014

1 photo

... delayed so we decided to move onto flight the following afternoon and rejoin the birthday boy for one last night. We had dinner in the seafood restaurant which had been too overcrowded the night before. The food was top notch, spider crab, dinosaur toes, octopus cock and shark anus were particularly good, and we spent the rest of the evening spilling red wine onto the carpet at the flat. One of the neighbours knocked to complain about the ...

Vibrant city, friendly people and torrential rain!

A travel blog entry by tom_and_emma on Oct 23, 2013

2 comments, 100 photos

... the trip have been taken by our new little iPad mini, doing a good job for us so far! It also means that we can upload photos straight from the iPad to the blog which is helpful! After visiting the castle we had a quick lunch in town. Incidentally, we were offered Drugs by street workers three times as we walked along the Main Street, needless to say, we declined. In the afternoon we visited a Portuguese beer museum. And a wine tasting shop. We then sat ...

Art and Sore Feet

A travel blog entry by sylvialevy on May 26, 2013

8 photos

... earthquake leveled this part of town and the Marquis Pombal rebuilt it quickly and practically. All the buildings are uniform, designed to withstand earthquakes in the future. It's the one area in Lisbon I am not worried about getting lost in!

After the tour I met Wayne at the hotel and we took off for the Alfama, a completely different part of town topped by a castle and full of very crooked streets and no ...