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Expat Life in Lisbon – Becoming a Local

Expat Life in Lisbon - Becoming a Local

Costa da Caparica – A Day At The Beach

June 14, 2015 by Karissa

The beach season has definately arrived and we are taking it very seriously this summer! Now that my son is 2, we can all really enjoy the beach together. Like… Read more…

Categories: Saturdays In Lisbon

Cooking Classes on a Sailboat | Sailing in Lisbon

May 14, 2015 by Karissa

Last weekend I went sailing with a friend of mine on the Tejo River. It was absolutely amazing, I´ve never sailed before and I was totally impressed with the whole experience. The… Read more…

The George Pub | A New British Pub In Chiado

April 23, 2015 by Karissa

Just this last weekend one of my Portuguese friends and I decided to check out The George, a new British Pub in Chiado that I had recently heard about. My… Read more…

Categories: Saturdays In Lisbon

The Palace of the Marquises of Fronteira (Palacio da Fronteira)

April 7, 2015 by Karissa

(To view the gallery images in full size simply click them) One of the MAJOR benefits of studying the Arts here in Lisbon is having the privilege of visiting many of the… Read more…

Categories: Cultural Patrimony

Lisbon Oceanarium

March 23, 2015 by Karissa

Lisbon Oceanarium This last weekend we didn´t really do much of anything, like normal people often do, we stayed home and cleaned our house (which believe me wasn´t exciting at… Read more…

Categories: Saturdays In Lisbon

Nut’Chiado – Nutella Pastry Shop in Chiado

March 19, 2015 by Karissa

Yes, you read that right. On March 22 at 10:00 am all of your chocolately, nutella dreams will come true! The mother store Nut’Leiria in Leiria, has decided to expand their nutella heaven to… Read more…

Categories: What to Eat

Restaurante Churrasqueira Povoense

March 15, 2015 by Karissa

Restaurante Churrasqueira Povoense MARCH 14, 2015   Today we had a family lunch out in the rural agricultural area of Mafra in a small village called “Povoa da Galega”. Mafra is a council just outside of… Read more…

Categories: Saturdays In Lisbon

It’s Not All Sunshine & Rainbows

March 12, 2015 by Karissa

If you’ve already made the leap then I’m sure you’ll relate to a lot of my experiences during my transition to living in another country. Many people who have never moved… Read more…

Categories: Expat Stories

Pão de Deus Misto

March 12, 2015 by Karissa

Pão de Deus Misto   This has to be my absolute FAVORITE thing to eat for breakfast (pequeno almoço), snacktime (lanche) or anytime of the day if I’m being honest… Read more…

Categories: What to Eat

Hanging out at Praia de Carcavelos

March 10, 2015 by Karissa

   Hanging out at Praia de Carcavelos MARCH  7, 2015 Today after brunch, my son, my husband and I went to Praia de Carcavelos to take a walk by the sea since… Read more…

Categories: Saturdays In Lisbon