Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LISBON

Be sure to get a day pass for all public transportation--metro, buses, trams.  There are vending machines in the metro.  5 euros a day--well worth it.  The no. 28 tram is the 'tourist route'--take it end to end.

Casa de Alentejo, Restaurant and private social club.  Fantastic moorish-inspired interiors and tiled walls.  The food is good enough--we liked the bacalao spiritual.  http://www.casadoalentejo.pt/

Frank Bruni of the NYTimes writes about how he fell in love with Lisbon--
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/how-i-fell-for-lisbon.html?pagewanted=all

And here's his list of not-to-miss restaurants http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/4-lisbon-restaurants-not-to-miss.html

We followed his tip and had drinks at the rooftop bar of the Hotel do Chiado (next to FNAC)--great views!

Our friend Ada's restaurant tip:  Sinal Vermelho, R. das G├íveas, 89, Barrio Alto, tel. 213-461-252