Weekend in Lisbon – Day 2

If your Day 1 didn’t end in the early morning hours (which is likely given Portuguese night life) then get ready for another full day of hiking around Lisbon’s steep roads! Day 2: In the morning head to Rua Augusta for a breakfast at Pastelaria Brasileira Horaris – they have beautiful pastel de nata with almonds,…

Weekend in Lisbon – Day 1

In the last few months I haven’t had much time to travel, given that I’ve been working also during weekends. I did manage to escape for 2 days to visit a city I had never been to: Lisbon. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and I have to admit I didn’t know what to expect…

Pastel de Nata

The Pastel de Nata is a traditional portuguese egg tart that you can find everywhere around Lisbon. The original recipe was created by the Jerònimos Monastery, in Santa Maria de Belem in 1837, and sold as a way to make the monastery survive after the liberal revolution. Today you can still taste the original, unchanged, secret recipe…