Best views of Lisbon – Castelo S. Jorge

Lisbon, just like Rome, is built on seven hills – and on top of one of them you’ll find a centuries old castle and great views over the city. That makes Castelo de S. Jorge one of the most popular attractions in Lisbon and it should be on your itinerary, too! … Continue reading

Great base to explore Lisbon: Holiday Inn Express Ave Libertade

For my first stay of my Iberian Explorer trip I picked the Holiday Inn Express Ave Liberated for its central location. I generally like these select service hotels with their focus on nice rooms, an included breakfast and none of the services I’m unlikely to use anyway. Find out if it met my expectations as my first base in Lisbon! … Continue reading

Lisbon – the most underrated European capital?

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is one of the underrated cities of Europe. It rarely makes it into a top anything list and it gets a fraction of the tourists you find in London or Paris. But it has a lot to offer from historic buildings and museums to fairy tale castles and beaches and great food and nightlife – and the … Continue reading

Iberian Explorer – From Lisbon to the Algarve and Southern Spain

Have you been to London and Paris and want to see something new? Are you interested to learn about the stunning architecture that resulted from Christian and Muslim culture mixing? My next Explorer trip is taking me to the Iberian peninsula, starting in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. From there it’s off to Faro on the popular Algarve coast and … Continue reading