• Around the world,  Beauty,  During the World Tour,  Europe,  Female Travellers,  Lisbon,  Portugal,  TDM,  Tips

    [Test & Reviews] The Best Face Care & Spas in Lisbon (Portugal)

    Today, I bring you to discover the best facials & spas (which I have personally tested) in Lisbon. To know that they are the best in the city, I simply trusted the hundreds of reviews left here and there on the Internet and tested them myself 😀 Why is it interesting to do a facial in Lisbon? (or in Portugal in general) ? Because the same treatment, of the same quality, would have cost +50% or even twice as much in France. You can therefore treat yourself to luxury treatments without (too) breaking your PEL. Note: for those of you traveling around the world of spas, I have written similar…

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    Practical guide of Lisbon (Portugal)

    We have just spent a month in Lisbon and we really liked this beautiful sunny city with its crazy charm. I know that there are already a lot of practical guides about Lisbon, but I am writing you a guide to my liking. Abstract The city center is quite small and public transportation is numerous, I think that 3 full days will be enough to explore the places without hurrying: 1 day to Lisbon, 1 day to Belém + beach, and 1 day to Sintra Download the CityMapper application for all your travels in Lisbon. It’s a city of hills and cobblestone streets, so quickly forget about strollers, pumps and…

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    A day in Setubal (Portugal)

    This travel diary will be much shorter than the others eh because it is a succession of monumental #fail 🙂 I put you commented pictures because we did almost nothing all day. We rented a car (with Europcar – official website) to go to Setubal, 52km from Lisbon. The fiat 500 costs 17€/24h and the Citroen C4 25€/24h It is in this corner that there is a bird sanctuary, where about thirty dolphins(bottle nose) live, and where the most beautiful beach in Europe is located: Galapinhos Beach. Well, it was not the best day of our life, because not only we did not see dolphins (while the success rate is…

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    Lisbon (Portugal) #10: Monastery of the Hieronymites, Belém

    Today, we take our courage in both hands to go to the district of Belém. It is only 30 minutes away from our house but there are only 2 buses that go there. They are always crowded, the drivers not at all nice… so we delay the moment, until the last moment Part 1: Travel Diary Part2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary It is thus in Uber that one goes there. We already visited the tower of Belém last time, but if you are going there for the first time, we advise you to go there first. Monastery of the Hieronymites I copy and paste here the presentation text…

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    Lisbon (Portugal) #9: Convent of the Carmelites, Castle S. Jorge, Puppet Museum, Restaurant Ponto Final

    Morning Puppet Museum This museum isn’t one of the best known/visited in the city but it’s something I like very much so I went there by myself. Entrance costs 5€ and there is a permanent exhibition and a temporary exhibition. I am told that the temporary exhibition is the one at Studio Aardman. What a surprise! I’ve been a fan of their work for years (I’ve watched Chicken Run, Creatures Comforts on a loop). First I show you the permanent collection. They have a very complete collection of all types of puppets from around the world. First the shadow puppets. Then puppets with threads, and even water puppets (those from…

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    Lisbon (Portugal) #8: LX Factory & Village Underground

    We heard a lot of good things about LX Factory, as a place to discover absolutely, because the concept is too trendy, too cool blah blah blah blah. In the end, it’s just a nice place (without more) to discover in Lisbon on a bored day – or when you run out of Instagram photos. Part 1: Travel Diary Part2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary Opinions are rather mixed on this place, and one of the negative opinions underlines that it should be visited on a Sunday, the market day. Otherwise, one is bored like a dead rat. So we went there on a Sunday. The place is a…

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    Lisbon (Portugal) #7: National Palace of Pena & the Chalet of the Countess of Edla in Sintra

    I have already told you about our mini-excursion to Sintra here. We visited only one palace. So I took advantage of my girlfriend C. coming to Lisbon to visit the Pena Palace, the most famous of Sintra, with her. Part 1: Travel Diary Part2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary How to get there The last time, we went to Sintra by car (and had a lot of trouble). This time, we take public transport to see if it’s better. We leave on a Friday (to avoid the crowd) and trust City Mapper. The suburban trains of Lisbon are a little bit expensive to take so it’s cool that City…

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    Electric scooters in Lisbon: test & review by Hive (+ promo code)

    To benefit from 30 free minutes, enter the code DVbUMQ4Q when you register. Upon arriving in Lisbon, we discovered with curiosity the self-service electric scooter services. Having left Paris for almost 3 years, we haven’t had the opportunity to see them bloom in the French capital, so it’s a novelty for us and it makes us feel good. There are several services, I have the impression that they charge more or less the same rates. I chose the Hive service without much research. I had the impression that I saw some regularly and the application was well noted on the blinds. Hive is a service offered by the car manufacturer…

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    Lisbon (Portugal) #6: Attend a Sporting match at Estádio José Alvalade

    After attending a Benfica – Sporting derby, I decided to buy tickets for the Sporting – Braga match and thus discover the José Alvalade stadium. I buy my ticket without difficulty on the official Sporting website, it costs me 30 euros. No difficulty either to join the stadium which is well served by subway about 40 minutes from my Airbnb. The José Alvalade stadium is a nice modern stadium built for the Euro 2004 and inaugurated in 2003, it has a capacity of 50 000 seats. It is illuminated in green, the color of the club, it’s quite nice. The access to the stadium and then to the stands is…

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    Lisbon (Portugal) #5: Walking & Shopping

    Since our arrival in Lisbon, we haven’t really visited the paying attractions (except Sintra & the aquarium). We are reserving them to do so with friends who will come to visit them with us in the next few days. Today, I will take you to visit – free of charge – several neighborhoods: La Baixa The Chiado Cais do Sodré All these visits were made over several days, but I group them together in one day to facilitate understanding & location (if you ever feel like doing the same thing as us). All these places can be easily visited in a long day. Part 1: Travel Diary Part2: Practical Tips…