Kim and Tamara recently visited Lisbon and Cascais in Portugal and share their experience and tips live from the Martinhal Chiado in Lisbon. You can listen to the audio, or watch the Facebook Live broadcast (with a room tour) below.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Talking with Kim and Tamara
01:03 – Live podcast video uploaded to YouTube
02:14 – Why they are in Portugal
04:16 – TAP Airlines
05:55 – Stopover app
06:22 – First hotel in Lisbon
08:25 – Fado (Portuguese music)
10:50 – Tuk Tuk tour
11:34 – Walking around
15:40 – Watch for pickpockets
19:10 – Sintra day trip
23:38 – Credit card/ATM tips
28:56 – Quinta da Regaleira
33:44 – Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites
36:35 – Tour of Tamara’s room (video)
41:20 – Sardine shop
42:25 – Time Out Market
45:06 – Belem day trip
49:50 – Shout Out!
50:40 – Fountains in Lisbon
54:35 – Visiting Cascais
58:28 – Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Resort Hotel
1:08:30 – Speaking English
TIPS FOR VISITING PORTUGAL
- Kick off your visit with a tuk tuk tour, just be forewarned that it will be bumpy and there is a lot of getting in and out so not great for small kids.
- Lisbon is known as the City of Seven Hills. Which means there is a lot of walking uphill on the cobblestone roads. Though people have been seen with kids in strollers you may want to think about waiting until your kids are a little older and taking it slow or possibly carrying your kids in a pack.
- A funicular is a great way to get up hill, but expect to wait a while.
- Be aware of your surroundings when you are walking around. If you have traveled to other cities you should already be aware of the possibility of being pickpocketed.
- If you decide to take a day trip to Sintra and are not comfortable driving on narrow winding roads. You should look into taking a train or even hire a driver.
- Make sure to wear good walking shoes to walk around on the cobblestone roads. Especially if you take a trip to Quinta da Regaleira. Parts of the outdoor paths can bet a bit muddy and slippery.
- May through September seem to be the busiest time for tourists to visit Lisbon.
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