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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...

There’s a trend that is here to stay: enjoy the city rooftops for a drink, eat some snacks and enjoy the marvellous light of Lisbon until the sun goes down. Is there anything better than this? Just go up to the rooftop of some buildings in the city, a feat within reach even of those who suffer from vertigo. Let’s just face it: we don’t have real skyscrapers and the view of some of these rooftops is breathtaking. If you prefer going down instead, we also have a suggestion.

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It's the new Lisbon rooftop, which means that it’s the latest trend...

Yes, it’s true: not even in the holidays Portuguese stop thinking about food! Even if we go on holiday to Algarve beaches, to the north orin the countryside to visit family there is always a seafood, sardines or crab summer festival.

Often, the food festivals are embedded in popular festivals that liven up the country from north to south and where people celebrate local traditions. These festivals are much awaited by Portuguese emigrants, who return to the country in August to reunite with the family...