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Like a Local | Around Lisbon, Portugal

Diana is the travel blogger behind Contramapa, targeted at Portuguese and Brazilian independent women travellers. She’s a bookworm, passionate about writing and travelling. She decided to collect her stories in a blog, exploring Portugal and other locations around the world, such as USA and Japan. 8 MUST-SEE LOCATIONS AROUND LISBON Diana lives in Lisbon, the […]

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Lisboa Passport

To the untrained eye, my passport it’s an ordinary little book. Dark cover, heavy stitching. But it happens to be the most important book I own. It’s my identification:  it shows where I’m from, where I’ve been, and where I’m allowed to go. It takes me to places and also allows me to go home. It’s a symbol. It’s […]

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Know Before You Go | Portugal

Choose Shoes Wisely I know it looks like common sense, but when you are visiting a hilly city like Lisbon this needs to be highlighted! There’s no doubt that the most popular way to explore Portugal most popular spots is on foots, but considering packing a good pair of sneakers or sturdy comfortable sandals. Just […]

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Like A Local | Aveiro, Portugal

Born and raised in the coastal town of Aveiro, in Portugal, Miriam Augusto, between seashells and the sea breeze, started to explore the world at early age. Later, this unconditional passion for travelling, collecting moments, memories, experiences, friendships, while trying to leave a positive impact wherever she was passing, lead her to open an Adventure […]

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Casa do Penedo: A Stone Age House in Portugal

What looks like left-over boulders from the Stone Age is actually a house on a remote hillside in Northern Portugal. Casa do Penedo or the ‘House of Stone’, is a particularly odd house stands proudly at the top totally blending  into the surrounding area. If it weren’t  for  the doors, windows and roof, one could never have […]

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Livraria Lello – 110 Years of History

 Porto isn’t short of independent retailers, making it a joy for shoppers. There are lots of emporiums, markets and boutiques where you can pick up anything from handmade souvenirs and classic tomes to local cheeses and vintage ports. Livraria Lello is probably the most famous shop in Porto. The debate over the most beautiful bookstore continues, […]

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