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Looking at Food in a Different Light in Lisbon, Portugal.

Food connoisseurs, foodies and just for those who want nothing better than to have a chance to expand their culinary horizons; head to Lisbon this fall.  Get your palate ready for action and while at it, there is an added bonus. Lisbon’s streets and monuments will be more colourful than usual. 

The Luzboa Festival, takes place on “even” years and since it is 2008, it is once again time for the renowned street project. Beginning November 8th to January 11th, Lisbon becomes a city of brightness, color and contemporary art thus transforming it into a public gallery throughout the streets every evening. What’s more the lights are environmentally friendly LED and illuminate the city upon dusk until midnight. Of course weekends will stay lit up a little longer and a total of 40 diverse examples by artists from Portugal and other European countries are on display.

Stay out as late as you wish. You are walking distance to home.

Stay out as late as you wish. You are walking distance to home.

This festival aspires to bring people outdoors in the fall and early winter evenings to partake in the event and enjoy their beautiful urban space. While outdoors exploring the city during this two month festival of lights, try some of the specialities found only in Portugal. Many wonderful dining experiences are available  and once you’ve sampled your way through several, you will want to savor these flavors and tastes. As soon as you arrive into the quaint capital city of Portugal, aka Lisboa, you will immediately start to smell the fresh aromas within it.

Don’t  worry about being out late; do as all the inhabitants do, walk before dining, eat, walk once more and then rest your head after a scrumptious feast in your own vacation rental, such as the Casa Lapa, right in the center of the city. This 2 bedroom duplex apartment sleeps 4 and you will not miss a night of Luzboa.

Begin your evening viewing the monuments under their natural light, then head towards the port, which becomes magical with the sun setting upon the western horizon. This is really a fascinating city to just stroll and soak it up. As you get hungry, let the gastronomic adventure begin.

Everything is walking distance to your Lisbon vacation rental.

Everything is walking distance to your Lisbon vacation rental.

Try the “Sardinhas,” one of the most popular dishes in Portugal, consisting of fried sardines usually served on a bed of rice. Codfish known as “Bacalhau” along with shrimp and mussels are also very common choices.

If you are not a fish fan, then turkey may be more your fare. A dish called “Bifanas de Peru” which is turkey cutlets in a cream sauce is quite popular. Just remember, that in Portugal, they kick their sauces up a notch. To sum up Portuguese food, one can say that it is delicious, inexpensive and fresh.

Afterwards, check out the monuments, under their new lights strategically placed, while obtaining a new perspective on the centuries old capitol.  Lisbon is the place where many nautical discovers had started, and now is the time for it to be discovered by you under the lights of Luzboa.

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