Illegal” Chinese Restaurants in Lisbon – Are They??!!

Having only been in Lisbon 3 days a classmate from language school suggested we head to a place he had been to. He told us in Lisbon there was such a thing as an ‘illegal Chinese Restaurant’ which is very prominent in the Martim Moniz area of Lisbon. He had been recommended it, been takenContinue reading “Illegal” Chinese Restaurants in Lisbon – Are They??!!”

Visiting Lisbon during a Global Pandemic (Coronavirus/COVID-19)

Just to start with a disclaimer – these are all personal opinions of ours based on our time in Lisbon and August 2020. We had already delayed moving to Portugal from April 2020 and only in August 2020 did we feel it was safe enough for us to travel to Portugal. The conditions and rulesContinue reading “Visiting Lisbon during a Global Pandemic (Coronavirus/COVID-19)”

Day 4 – Fundão, Portugal to Lisbon!

Portugal – We have arrived Saturday 8th August 2020 We have arrived in Lisbon and I’m going to keep it short and snappy as we have some exploring to do! We did have a very entertaining meal on the campsite in Fundão last night. Fundatur was the name of the Campsite and what a uniqueContinue reading “Day 4 – Fundão, Portugal to Lisbon!”

Day 3 – Socoa, France, Salamanca, Spain and to Fundão, Portugal

A few BIG travel days.. Friday 7th August 2020 I didn’t get chance to write yesterday.  It’s been really full on the last few days, but really enjoyable.  This is our 4th and final campsite of our journey and today we made it to Portugal. Even though I am looking forward to a proper bed again (andContinue reading “Day 3 – Socoa, France, Salamanca, Spain and to Fundão, Portugal”

Day 2 – Magné, France to Socoa, France

We made it through France (well a few kms to go)! Wednesday 5th August 2020 I am writing this sat on a picnic mat outside our cute little Quechua tent in campsite number 2.  We are in a little coastal town called Socoa near Saint-Jean-de-Luz in France.  We are only a few miles from the France-Spain border.  ThisContinue reading “Day 2 – Magné, France to Socoa, France”

Day 1 – Brittany Ferries, Portsmouth to Caen

An Early Ferry Crossing Tuesday 4th August 2020 We had that major holiday feeling getting ready for bed last night. We spent most of the night anticipating the 3.45am alarm. Even though we have that exciting holiday feeling, it’s mixed with nerves and anticipation. My dad pointed out just as we were heading to bedContinue reading “Day 1 – Brittany Ferries, Portsmouth to Caen”

All Packed and Ready to Go

Monday 3rd August 2020. So this is it then.. In less than 12 hours we will be wedged into the car on the first leg (of what feels like a mammoth trip) out to Lisbon, Portugal. We have decided to book ourselves onto a 4 week fully immersive Portuguese course where we can get goingContinue reading “All Packed and Ready to Go”

Hi from Alys and Nathan

Welcome, welcome, welcome…. We assume (at least to start with) if you are reading this that you are friends or family and we have either coaxed you into giving us a few page views or you are genuinely interested in what we have been doing thus far. However for those of you who we haven’tContinue reading “Hi from Alys and Nathan”