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THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND LISBON PART II (Inc Portugal)

THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND LISBON PART II (Inc Portugal)

Old Jun 17th, 2006, 06:12 PM
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Hi Matt, Lobo, All...

A couple weeks ago you offered to take me up on my request to join the LDC for an evening when I'm in Lisbon next month.

If that offer still stands, any night between 6 and 9 July works for me. Just let me know when to be where.

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Mitzy
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Old Jun 18th, 2006, 03:42 PM
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Dear Mitzy
I can't speak on Matt's behalf, but we have already a LDC on 2nd July and another for 18 or 19. I'd love to meet you but it's difficult to me to schedule a 3rd LDC on a time interval of 1 month.
This doesn't mean we can't meet. My availability for informal meets for a coffee or a drink between 9 and 11 pm or weekends is virtually unlimited. If you want to follow one of our suggestions for LDC and call me to join you by dessert and coffee time, it's ok with me.
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Old Jun 19th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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Matt & Lobo --

What a coincidence! I've been known to indulge in a drink between 9 and 11.

I'm on vacation -- my schedule is wide-open, although 6 or 7 July are preferable to 8 or 9, as I would like to follow-up on some of the Lisbon advice you will no doubt impart, at my request...

I would sincerely enjoy joining you, friends, spouses, etc. at some hole-in-the-wall, non-touristy, Lisbonesque establishment for a cocktail.

-Mitzy
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Old Jun 20th, 2006, 02:19 AM
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Hi Mitzy
My mail is [email protected], if you have access to email, send me a mail and I'll reply back with my telephone number.
Are you in Lisbon only from 6 to 9? Or are you already in Lisbon?
If Matt agrees, we may go to his Catabombs place, but I wait your email contact before further arrangements.
BTW, from where in the world are you coming from?
If you wish to reply on the site, or if you have more queries, I suggest you to post under the "Things to do in and around Lisbon Part III", because this "part II" is agonizing.
KR/Joao
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Hi again,

Once more, my name is Patricia and I live in Lisboa and i'm seriouslu becoming addicted to this site (specially the forums) and I just have the need to say this to "Matt from England": thank-you! You are doing more for tourism iin Portugal than the official Boar of Tourism Great thread!
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 12:08 PM
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er... I ment Board of Tourism... lol

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Old Jul 4th, 2006, 11:51 PM
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Don't forget to include Lobo Mau in that last posts. He has been on this site for many years and along with Matt, the two provide loads of information for the traveler.

Just wanted to put my two cents in!

Off again!
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 03:34 AM
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I tried my best to read through all this stuff but I must say that I have to give up before I go blind!

I did find some very useful stuff and will come back and sift through the remaining posts.

Thanks to Matt from England for starting this and to all for the useful tips. Have hit a goldmine. Seems like 2 weeks vacation is not going to be enough.
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Old Sep 27th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Hello to all Portugal fans!
I just read through all the comments here and must congratulate on the good work - I find some of the info really useful.

Wanted to contribute my experience with Economy Car Rentals.

Booked with them 3 times including once in Lisbon. This one was the least fortunate, as I had a small accident while driving the rented car.
Fortunately it came to a happy end, as I called them and was advised to get all the necessary documents. Apparently the deal is that you get charged for any damage by the local company that gives you a car. As it is not them, but Economy that grants the No Excess, it is Economy that refunds you the money after you send them the documents they need by post. (you need to have a police report, damage report from the local copmany, receipts of all payments you make). It takes a while, but works - I got my money back!

Hope it will help those of you who book with them!
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Old Sep 27th, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Hi Suzie. Thank you as I am actually going to rent from them on our upcoming trip.

I am curious as how you found this agency. I had never heard of them until this last trip.
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Old Sep 29th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Hello Suzie,
I have also used Economy to hire a car. In Portugal and Cyprus.
Everything went smoothly, which I was happy about, as the rates were the lowest I found on the net. It made me a little anxious and expected something bad to happen, but nothing did. There is an option of signing up to become a Club Member (free of charge) and get a discount this way (for future rentals) and I'm alrady using it.
It works for me. Good luck Sher!
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Old Sep 29th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Thank you John.
Their prices are the best and the no excess works for me.
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Old Sep 30th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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Sher,
I found them while browsing through the Internet and as their rates were the lowest - decided to have a try.
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Old Jan 28th, 2007, 07:45 AM
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Hi Matt i have read through your suggestions for things to do in Lisbon with great interest. I am looking for some advice. I am planning a trip to Lisbon in the next couple of weeks and will be a solo female traveller (with the possibility of friends joining me for part of the trip).
I am staying in the Bairro Alto hotel. Do you have any tips for me? I have travelled on my own around France and U.S. before but would love some tips on safety, things to do,unscruplous men to avoid (if any) etc ;-). Look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Old Jan 28th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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Hi Dee. I wanted to point out something in case you might have missed it.
Many restaurants in Portugal offer half portions. They are very generous and may meet your needs if you are dining alone.
Have a great time.
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Old Feb 13th, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Matt from England and to all those who contributed, i have spent nearly the last three hours reading everything i could.. so thank you..

Question is, its been a long time since i was in portugal, about 9 years, and at that time i went 7 times in one year, from the united states.. fell in love.. but now i am bringing my 75+ year old parents, and wondered, what some of the best not to miss restaurants are..

love the little places in cascais, bota alta was a good one way back, and some lovely restaurant in lisbon that was very elegant,certainly high end (not touristy as the director of ICEP took us there) was like a large living room upstairs, no signs on the door and a fado singer that was to die for... any idea what this was..?? would also love to hear your suggestions, love cascais/sintra, and other areas will be visiting amarante this time around.. as well as evora, ... know any good tips for there?

ready2 go... and thanks
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