Blogs from Silveira, Lisboa, Portugal, Europe


Europe » Portugal » Lisboa » Silveira April 21st 2018

My flight from EWR to LIS went swimmingly. It left at 5:45p and arrived at 5:45am, which means the overnight flight jumped into the future by 5 hours. Unfortunately, my plan of trying to pre-adjust to the time change backfired as I didn't sleep a wink on the flight. If you've never been, all International flights are like luxury. They continually feed you, like every 2 hours. About an hour in, dinner was served and then halfway through a breakfast snack was served. TAP Portugal is a legit budget airline, for the record. The plane was beautiful and modern, with lime green headrests and touch screen entertainment consoles for every seat. I pre-ordered vegan meals. They succeeded in giving me an entirely vegan meal (complete with non dairy butter and soy creamer), but they must think ... read more

Europe » Portugal » Lisboa » Silveira May 6th 2013

We spent a fantastic few days on the coast of Portugal just outside of Lisbon for the first May Bank holiday for the year. After a celebrity spot at Heathrow (Richard Quest, from CNN Quest Means Business) we were on our way to Lisbon. It took an extraodinary amount of time to get our hire car, just the pace of the place. It only took around 90mins for us to hit the coast line just north west of Lisbon. Dramatic cliffs and soft yellow sand, with waves slowing rolling to shore. The hotel we spent the first two nights maybe the best we have stayed at; Oreias do Seixo Charm Hotel. The architecture was exquisite - very natural but very modern - with a wonderful view of the cliff dunes and ocean. The bathroom needs a ... read more

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