the famous lisbon tram 28

what to do in lisbon as a tourist?  well the majority of the guides will tell you that timeout market is a top draw in terms of food.  taking the trams/elevadors would be another.  at the top of almost every guide we’ve read was to take the 28 tram which services the longest route in […]

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The Real Pastel de Nata

Since our sampling of the most famous Portuguese tarts in Macau, we of course had to try them in their native land. They are known as pastel de nata and we ate a lot of them all for the sake of research of course. The stand out ones are listed below. Our first one we […]

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I Believe in Miracles

One of my favourite dishes to make at home is red cooked pork belly. Once in a while I would make a trip to T&T to get all the ingredients and spend a Sunday afternoon making the dish. It’s my comfort food and it’s been a long time since I’ve made it. We managed to […]

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porto’s street art scene

after seeing virtually no art in albufeira and many large murals on the way from the airport to the train station in lisbon, i wasn’t sure what to expect in porto. from a relatively small and historically important city, i expected the streets to be ‘cleansed’ of any unwanted art, similar to what granada is […]

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weekly recap #17 – lisbon

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. lisbon (airbnb, baixa, 7 nights) q. favourite meal a. maybe the toughest week to recap for food.  our lisbon stay involved: i) home cooked chinese meals for almost all dinners and most breakfast/lunches.  white rice.  saucy noodles.  dumplings.  KOBE! ii) a constant (but reasonable) […]

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first 24 hours in lisbon

jojo: what do i like? -the thought of the original egg tart finding its way into my mouth at some point over the next 7 days -almost have our next 4-6 weeks of our travels planned out which include seeing my parents and two friends from vancouver, all in separate cities.  fun! what do i […]

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first 24 hours in porto

jojo: what do i like? -small, quaint and beautiful city.  from the orange rooftops to the coloured & tiled facades to the street art to the cobblestone streets (as in the streets, not just the sidewalks), it’s so vibrant -cheap & casual food – we had 3 sandwich meals (as in steak, shaved beef and […]

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weekly recap #16 – albufeira & porto

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. albufeira (airbnb, 4 nights), porto (airbnb, baixa, 3 nights) q. favourite meal a. flor dos congregados.  restaurant has been open for 100+ years and still run by the latest generation of the same family.  it wasn’t a particularly fancy dinner though the restaurant itself […]

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first 24 hours in albufeira

jojo: what do i like? -small town with multiple beaches that are quite accessible by car or foot -accomodations and food are a tad cheaper than we’ve been used to lately especially since hong kong -high 20s for temperature and blue waters for miles.  i can get used to this what do i dislike? -the […]

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