The COVID-pandemic is an ongoing international problem for almost two years now. Traveling to foreign countries is not easy and comes with a serious risk. Even though most countries try their best to keep the virus away, a certain number of infections is inevitable everywhere. For big cities as Lisbon is tourism an important source of income, so keeping the country from going into lockdown … Continue reading Hostels and COVID: how does Lisbon keeps travelers safe?
Wildfires have become ever more frequent in Portugal. The wildfires that tore through Portugal in 2017 garnered international headlines. With the summer season once again approaching, the Portuguese population and environmental organizations are once again preparing for the worst. While wildfires are all but common in many areas of Southwestern Europe, it is hard to ignore that the intensity of these wildfires has increased substantially. … Continue reading The season of wildfires
How the pandemic has modified different ways of working for journalists in Madrid Spain, one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to the health and economic administration of the coronavirus pandemic. It has been one of the countries in the world with the most deaths per million inhabitants, and its fall in GDP has been the largest of all. In the … Continue reading Post pandemic workload in newspapers
Football club Benfica Lisbon is the most popular sports club in Portugal. Benfica are even one of the clubs with the most members worldwide. How did the club manage it? A story about fame, fascination and tricks. The sky over Lisbon is already dark as Vitoria floats in the centre of the floodlights. With a smooth flap of its wings, the mascot of the Portuguese … Continue reading How Benfica Lisbon became one of the biggest clubs in the world
Bullfighting: it may just sound like a Spanish tradition. But in many other countries including France, Mexico and Portugal, this tradition is also a big part of the culture. The practice has come under fire over the past few decades. In 2022, is it still okay to harm and kill an animal for entertainment? The Portuguese tradition of bullfighting is a bit different from the … Continue reading Bullfighting tradition in Portugal: when will it end?
Cascais is a town about 30 kilometers west of Lisbon that changed during Roman times into a fishing town where hard work continues to this day in the artisanal fishing port. The fishery is located next to Praia de Ribeira, a beach that is located in the bay of Cascais where a diversity of fish swims. Pedro is a fisherman born and raised in Cascais. … Continue reading The artisanal fishery of Cascais
Portugal is known for its great assortment of fish. Fishing is a big part of the economic, but also the cultural, history of Portugal. Its most known fish is the Bacalhau, better known as codfish. Fisheries and aquaculture are important to the Portuguese government. They have different policies to protect the seafood sector. Cascais is one of the many fishing towns. Where there is one … Continue reading Cascais: The fishing town
Portugal has been a popular country for migrants since the end of the 20th century. Especially Brazilians repeatedly find their way to the sunny country on the Atlantic coast. According to the International Organisation of Migration, with 183 000 members, the Brazilian community is the largest migrant group that represents around 27 percent of all the foreigners living in Portugal. The two countries share a … Continue reading Seeking Happiness – Brazilians on their way to Portugal
Looking with a birds-eye view to Lisbon, you might notice the mountains, the beautiful buildings, or the Ponte 25 de Abril that spans impressively over the Tagus river. This river is a staple in Portuguese panoramas but beneath the glistering surface of the water, some concerning challenges lay low. The Tagus river has its origin in Spain and comes to shore in Lisbon, Portugal. Through … Continue reading The border, the river, and the problem