Portuguese have a word of its own. It has no translation in any other language and describes perfectly the emptiness when we know we'll miss something, or someone. Even before it happens. It's called Saudade.
You migh not be Portuguese, but iIf you already walk through Lisbon, if you seen Castle Hill bring to life at the first Sun light or the sensation of explosion in the taste buds at first bite in a custard tart, certainly you know what we are talking about.
Are you not Portuguese? If you already walked through Lisbon, contemplating its light from the sun raise to redden in intense sun sets over a deep blue sky, if your tastebuds had a blast at first bite on a custard tart or on a Bifana sandwich with mustard, we bet you know what feeling we're talking about...
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It's common to find in Christmas markets of white Europe, less in the warm winters of its South. We gather for you 8 places where you can taste a good glass of mulled wine in Lisbon.
Portuguese wine lovers say we're spoiling wine and purists say that drinking mulled wine it should be with negative temperatures we have no memory of here in Lisbon. We love wine, and we love hot wine, we don’t care! We also have an ice rink at Praça do Comércio and Lisbon only snowed once or twice!
Our apologizes to purists: it doesn't snow in Lisbon, we don’t suffer from negative temperatures, but that does not mean we cannot enjoy a glass of mulled wine as many times as we feel like...
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'I’ll never ever drink in my life!' The promise, spoken from the heart after one more night out, it’s full of good intentions, but of no use to ease the headache and dry mouth once you wake up after last fabulous New Year's Eve party night!
Promises, promises. So what’s next? Calories and something cool to drink! This is the ideal Portuguese menu for a hangover and anything goes: pizzas, burgers and chips, francesinhas or even kebab's. As long as it has calorie it’s all good and each one has its own 'healing' process...
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