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May 26th, 2008

Lisbon at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Lisbon at night)

Lisbon as been one of my favorite cities since I visited for the first time 3 years ago. The City its changing over the last years, and a building boom has contributed to urban sprawl since Portugal is receiving lost of funds from the European Union.

Moorish Castelo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Moorish Castelo)

Take time to explore the Moorish Castelo de Sדo Jorge, which looks like a fortress on the outside but is a delightful place of gardens, towers with scenic views, ponds with swans and peacocks, and other attractions within its walls.

Torre de Belem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Torre de Belem at night)

A few things that you can’t miss are the Torre de Belem, the Museo Nacional dos Coches ( you will be able to see coches like the Cinderella one), Museo de Marinha (boats and naval exhibits), and the Museo de Arte Popular.

Also you cant miss the Ocenography, which is huge and located in the new Oriente area

For shopping I would recommend two malls, the Vasco da Gama just in front of the Fair center and the Amoeiras just in front of the Dom Pedro Palace Hotel and the famous Av. Liberdade with all the top branded shops

Please don’t miss the seafood, definitely extraordinary and when ordering a wine please ask for a local “Favaios” a sweet wine from the north of Portugal.

LIsbon will conquer you!!! Enjoy

Matias

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The best “Barrio” in Buenos Aires, La Boca

February 20th, 2008

Hi to all,

This is my first post, so i will introduce myself, I’m Matias from the Last Minute Travel team.

Altough I mainly deal with Europe I want to give you some useful tips for the neighborhood of La Boca which is located in the city of Buenos Aires were I was born.

One of the “must visit” places is “Caminito” right beside the seaport, a colorful street with lovely local people, you will be able to find all what a visitor is looking for in Buenos Aires, Tango, local painting, local handcrafts, good food and many Boca Juniors football team Fans.

Not far from there (Blocks) you can find the mythic “La Bombonera” Stadium were the Boca Junrios team plays.

In the Necochea street you should visit the Inmigrants church which was constructed with funds donated from immigrants that populated the neighborhood (Mainly Italians).

The only wax museum of Argentina is located Del Valle Iberlucea street, not far from the Boca Junior Stadium, it shows most of the Argentinian history starting from the local natives.

And of course when talking about food, I would recommend to stop for a Pizza Slice at Banchero ( Almirante Brown 1200), this cozy restaurant was inaugurated by an Italian immigrant in 1932 and since then it is a meeting point for the people of “La Boca”

Here is a cool clip of the “Caminito”

I Hope you will enjoy it…


Matias

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