48 Hours in Lisbon

June 8, 2012

Drinking coffee at the local Starbucks but with a Portuguese flavor two times a day, running along the Tagus river instead of the Hudson. Climbing up the hills of Alfama all the way to Castelo S. Jorge just to have an amazing view of the city. Spotting a lot of Laundry shots to upgrade my photography series. Taking a random turn just to discover the artistic design of Belmonte Cultural Club Cafe. Joking around with the owner and getting a free access to shoot whatever I want in Palacio Belmonte Luxury hotel. Having a late lunch early dinner at Saint Antonio restaurant next to San Miguel church. Taking the yellow carreira number 28 instead of the yellow subway line in Manhattan. Croquette de Ovo for dessert. Joining a friend for a last minute call to watch the Companhia Nacional de Bailado. (The National Ballet). Two fish cakes during the break. Bolo de Arroz and Pastel de Nata for breakfast at the Gat Rossaio Hotel in Rua Jardim Do Regedor. Walking along Rua Augusta all the way to Praca do Comercio, Mudo Museu do Design in a Holiday morning. Grilled Sardines with mayonnaise twice at the same day. Another overview of the city but this time from Monumento Nacional. Empty streets of Baixa. Coffee break at the trendy Kaffee Haus in Rua Anchieta. Chocolate break in Xocoa Chocolate Place (Orange flavor). Walking along the streets of Bairro Alto, searching for A Vida Portuguese concept store. Pineapple virgin martini on a sunny afternoon in Pharmacia restaurant in Rua Marechal Saldanha. Having a special tour with the owner of Pharmacia to Petiscaria Ideal and Taberna Ideal. Sneak Peek to Pensao Amor, the newest sexy Nightbar in town. Drinking tiny cherry liqueur in the street with the locals, sleeping only 4 hours a night but walking the streets all day…Priceless.

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

Lisbon, Portugal, My life in Polaroids, Travel

13 Comments

  • Reply Giovanni June 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    A story from the first pages of the Lonely Planet! Fascinating. Brava! A few shots with clothes hanging … I am a friend of Peter, my name is John. I do not speak English, but I’d like :)

    • Reply Sivan June 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks John. Can you email me the link?

  • Reply Sarah June 9, 2012 at 4:01 am

    love your world hopping photography tours. Since you’re in Lisbon eat a pastel de nata for me, perferably at the Pastéis de Belém.

    • Reply Sivan June 9, 2012 at 4:36 am

      Thanks Sarah,
      I left Lisbon already

  • Reply Merav Sade June 9, 2012 at 6:03 am

    1 woooowww for the post
    1 woooowww for tje pic.
    1 day for your birthday

    YOU ARE !

  • Reply Penny Ewles-Bergeron June 9, 2012 at 11:58 am

    A friend linked this to me via Twitter. We are moving to Lisbon from Naples (7 years here) next month. Splendid post. You paint some great word pictures to add to your very zingy photos. (-:
    (I’m @AbrushwithItaly on Twitter)

    • Reply Sivan June 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks Penny for following. Stay tuned for some more posts to come!

  • Reply Margarida Girão June 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    there is no other city than lisbon
    : – )
    and by the way: happy b day sivan! :D
    XX

    • Reply Sivan June 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Thank You! Lisbon IS Fantastic

  • Reply Carla Coulson June 12, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Sounds priceless! wonderful post makes me want to hop on a plane. Love this colourful range of pics Portugal sigh..
    Carla

  • Reply Sivan June 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you Carla for following :-)

  • Reply turismoenportugal July 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Congratulations! Great article and very nice photos :) we love it.

    • Reply Sivan July 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Thank You so much

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