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He gets up every day at 6:30 am to pick the fruit he sells at the Campo de Ourique Market, near his childhood home and where he has been working for 63 years.  He began selling bananas but today he has a varied but poor filled stall. After all, "the business goes weak." 

Mr. João Fernandes Dantas, who pronounces his name with proud, was born in 1920 ("do the math", as he told us). He watched all the changes in this Lisbon neighborhood, considered the best to live in by Monocle magazine, had since the first half of the twentieth century...

What makes a French couple with a steady life in Paris to sell everything and to settle in Lisbon and choose Mouraria neighborhood to live in? A consuming passion for the country they chose to live with little Marceau.

It was during the first visit to Lisbon, five years ago, that Anne-Sophie and Maxime Tellier fell in love with our country. Besides the capital they visited Alentejo and hopelessly fell in love with the landscapes and the friendliness of the Portuguese...

The pleasure of being at the table with friends led him to create Table & Friends - themed dinners with opinion leaders and foodies with a particular interest for knowing new people. Success ensued and Andre Rodrigues Lopes eventually sold his stake in Table & Friends, moved to Mouraria and is working on a wholly new project!
 
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I'm 29, I come from Santarém, I live with my girlfriend Helena and before we lived in Campo de Ourique because I worked in Amoreiras while she was still studying...

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