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The week in Portugal as the lockdown eases

We are in the second week of the reopening of restaurants and shops along with beaches and parks and it feels like a breath of fresh air. The town of Cascais, where I live, is getting everyone who lives in the area tested for the anti-body. I’m trying to make an appointment but the phone line is continually busy. People are getting tested though. I … Continue reading The week in Portugal as the lockdown eases

My favorite five this week: On coffee and poets

Coffee, café as it is referred to in Portugal, is an integral part of daily life here.  You will find a spot to have a quick expresso at a mall, a sidewalk kiosk, a pastelaria, at a counter in a grocery store or in a café tucked in between shops on just about any street in Lisbon. The option is either for a quick café … Continue reading My favorite five this week: On coffee and poets