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Spring in Lisbon: Grato

The above was created by a street artist who comes from Ireland and has been living in Lisbon for 1 1/2 years. He painted “grato” which means “thankful” or “grateful” in Portuguese and has a similar meaning in old Irish. When I spoke to him about the word, we understood what it meant for both of us. Two weeks ago I enjoyed my first trip … Continue reading Spring in Lisbon: Grato

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Carnaval in Lisbon

In the US, we have Mardi Gras, at least in New Orleans, in Portugal there is Carnaval. The largest celebration is seen in the town of Torres Verdes where people join in with costumes, large masks, floats, music and general revelry. This year, many people believed it was time to have a carnaval parade in Lisbon, a city where such parades have been verboten. I … Continue reading Carnaval in Lisbon