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Ij-Hallen Flea Market in Amsterdam

If you are visiting Amsterdam next week or halfway into March and you are a fan of flea markets, than here is a tip for you. Once a month Europe’s biggest flea market takes place in the Ij-Hallen in Amsterdam, near the NDSM docks. This industrial area is not only housing this flea market, but is

Forte da Cruz

A series on Lisboa – Estoril and Cascais

This will be the final post on my series on Lisboa. Today, I am taking you to one of my favourite places to visit: the beach! In contempt of what many people think, Lisbon is not located near the Atlantic Ocean, but near the river Tajo (Tagus)! There are some nice city beaches at the river Tagus in Lisbon,

Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa

A series on Lisboa – Jardim Botânico

Hidden from most tourists, in a northern district of Lisbon, between Bairro Alto and Rato, you will find Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa, or the Botanic Gardens of the University of Lisbon. A great place to visit after a wild night to relax and enjoy beautiful flora.

Beautiful Alfama

A series on Lisboa – Alfama

From the outskirts of Belém, in this post, we move to the oldest district of Lisboa, Alfama. A wonderful place, situated, like the rest of the city, on the slope of a hill. To get there, take the famous tram line 28. A classic, yellow, usually crowded tram.

Torre de Belém, protecting the city.

A series on Lisboa – Belém

Moving, from Bairro Alto, to the westernmost district of Lisbon: Belém. The name is derived from the Portuguese word for Bethlehem. As it used to have it’s own historic parish. There are many distinctive buildings in this area, each as old and as impressive as the others.

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