No doubt, you’ll get to Portugal and see many of its terrific sights – the riverfront in Porto, the windy orange and tiled homes and streets in Lisbon, the sand and cliffs that seem to wrap around the world in the Algarve – and wonder to yourself, ‘Wait, why haven’t I heard more about this place?’
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With some help from the experts at the New York Times, in search of Europe’s defining, ultimate budget destinations…
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There’s a romance that washes over you when you’re slowly moving through some place that’s slowly moved from the end of its greatest era till now.
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This tends to give me bad taste, ironically. Because style is funny, when you hear it from those who observe it and therefore enforce it.
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“It shows everything. It shows nothing…”
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Are you young, cheap, but used to the good life? Are you thinking of leaving on a jet plane, crossing the Atlantic or (Insert Ocean Here) for Europe and it’s trendiest cities?
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Cities like Lisbon, Porto, Budapest, Berlin, Corfu, Madrid, and Krakow have turned to hosting clean, beautiful, stylish hostels to entice frugal, under-30 backpackers and partiers.
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Lisbon has the Castle, the Sao Jorge. It has the Tower of Belem and Europe’s biggest aquarium. It has the greatest nightlife in the world, the best cheese in the world (but France won’t admit that, will it?) and – if you’re in the right mood and you’re just happy enough – the best damn wine in the world, too.
But Lisbon has people. Better yet, it has Portuguese people.
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So, where do Americans love to travel to most?
You might imagine Italy. Or Paris… because everyone loves France. Perhaps London, England. Even Spain might get some love.
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Props to ‘The Travel Vlogger’ for putting this number together.
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Long before Cristiano Ronaldo, there was this dude named Eusebio. They called him ‘The Black Panther’… because, you know, Eusebio was born in Africa. (Jury’s out on whether or not that nickname was racist, but I’d guess it’s one of these Washington Redskins-type things that was appropriate at the time because the minorities affected didn’t have […]
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“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.” – Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935)
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It’s a zoo. A jungle. It’s Portugal’s jewel, one of the world’s greatest coastal cities. It’s Lagos.
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