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Posted by | February 26, 2008
Lisbon Players

This past weekend I ventured out twice, on Friday and Saturday night, to see the festival of one-acts plays produced by Lisbon Players. Staged in lovely Estrela Hall, a small...

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Posted by | February 21, 2008
Pain in the ass, in Lisbon

After a hiatus of a few days, I am back. With a fractured bone though! Since my fall down the stairs a week ago, the pain wasn't getting any better...

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Posted by | February 18, 2008
Bairro Alto and Bica favorites

This past Saturday night, I went out for dinner and drinks in the Bairro Alto and Bica area. My meal was enjoyed at Cantinho do Bem Estar (Rua do Norte...

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Posted by | February 17, 2008
Rainy Lisboa

Today was the first rainy day since I've arrived to Lisboa. It felt great to spend all day inside, listening to the rain pounding the windows and discerning the Castelo...

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Posted by | February 16, 2008
Moamba and my ass

My news since yesterday - on the way to an Angolan restaurant in Lisbon's Alcântara neighborhood, I fell down the slippery stairs in my apartment building, sliding on my ass...

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Posted by | February 14, 2008
Looking for tango in Lisbon

My mission tonight - dance tango in Lisbon. I checked out a few websites and to my pleasant surprise found a Thursday-night milonga right off Rossio Square in the city...

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Posted by | February 12, 2008
Pretending to belong

One of my favorite things to do in foreign cities is, maybe surprisingly so – running errands! Things that drive me crazy back home in New York, such as waiting...

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Posted by | February 11, 2008
The azulejos of Portugal

Lisbon is all about beautiful sights – be it the hilltop views, the Tejo River, or the touchingly run-down architecture. But as I walk around this city, what catches my...

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Posted by | February 10, 2008
Lisbon’s beautiful urban decay

As I was walking through Bairro Alto today from a morning spent in Estoril, a seaside suburb of Lisbon, I saw this beautiful graffiti. There is something poignant about the...

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Posted by | February 8, 2008
Things I´ve learnt in Lisbon

Slowly, I am adjusting to everyday life in Lisbon. I´ve learnt a lot over the last two days - how to operate the laundry lines that grace most Lisboa windows,...

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