I’ll be heading to Lisbon in May and no more than 8 other fabulous women will be joining me for a coworking experience in this vibrant city. Here are 10 reasons to join me:
1. It’s one of a kind: Cheerful, calm, and vibrant, Lisbon is a capital like no other. The city has a lot going on with events, exhibitions, flea markets, and shows scheduled practically around the clock (at least that’s how it feels), but it also offers a peaceful and relaxing environment where visitors can stroll off the beaten path and revel in nature or wind up in a historic neighbourhood where time seems to stand still. The roads are windy and maze-like, yet you’ll never get lost and there is usually a friendly local, known as a Lisboeta, to help you find what you’re looking for. In Lisbon, English feels like an unofficial second language, unlike many other European capitals. It’s not only possible but common to meet a Lisboeta who speaks English almost flawlessly.
2. Eating: In Lisbon, you can eat very well without spending a fortune, including seafood if you know where to go.
3. It’s a great city for newbies: Lisbon is a great city to shake off the travelling jitters and get your feet wet. It’s one of the safest cities in Europe and very easy to navigate.
4. A mix of experiences: Whether you want history, beaches, food, and/or events, Lisbon is a city that offers its visitors all of the above. Historical landmarks and ancient surprises, including underground treasures, can be found around every corner. The nearby beaches are perfect for lazy days in the sun or splashing around in the waves. Portuguese cuisine is a mouthwatering blend of the Mediterranean diet and hearty comfort food.
5. A food experience: Inside the most traditional and main food market in Lisbon, you’ll find the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira created in 2010. It more than 30 small restaurants and kiosks offering great food and exceptional drinks.
6. Try a pastel de nata: This traditional egg tart pastry was named by The Guardian as the “15th most tasty delicacy in the world”. You can’t leave Lisbon without trying it!
7. Climb up to Christ the King and enjoy the view: inspired by the Brazilian statue “Christ the Redeemer” found in Rio de Janeiro, there is a smaller version of this statue in Lisbon named “Christ the King”. It provides one of the best views of Lisbon and the Tejo river.
8. Walk along the boardwalk to Cascais: If you take a train from the centre of Lisbon (Cais do Sodré) to São João do Estoril and head in the direction of the ocean, you’ll find a beautiful boardwalk that goes all the way to Cascais. This short walk along the beach will take about 25 minutes and it’s the perfect scenario to enjoy the sun, the views and the breeze.
9. Try the local liquor: A small glass made of chocolate + a typical cherry liquor called ginginha = Explosion of amazing flavours inside your mouth.
10. Hop aboard the antique yellow tram: Nothing is more ‘Lisbon’ than rumbling through the city on one of its yellow antique trams. If you have to pick one, try Tram 28, one of the city’s most famous routes, travelling between Martim Moniz and Campo de Ourique. The route ticks off Graça, Baixa and Bairro Alto districts, and São Jorge Castle, before stopping in the historic Alfama district.
Time is running out to decide, we will have our early bird sign up available until the end of January so fill out the application form online at www.travellikealocal.today so we can get to know a little more about you and if our community would be the right fit for you.
To travel adventures,