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Lisbon Shopping. Ten most unusual stores

24/09/2014 by .
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Lisbon shopping has always been a varied experience. Everything from Pastel to high fashion. Autumn is a perfect time to take a Lisbon shopping city break  – the weather is mild, flights are affordable from the UK, and there is no shortage of hotels to suit all pockets. From cosmopolitan large shopping malls to the country’s oldest music store, there is quality and quirkiness guaranteed with some Lisbon shopping. Here are our top ten most unusual stores to seek out.

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Music festivals in Lisbon

02/07/2014 by .
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Portugal’s capital is no stranger to music with its traditional Fado always a popular draw. However the city has plenty of alternative  forms of musical expression and this summer visitors can head to a host of music events which cater to all tastes. Listed below is the TripReporter guide to some of this summer’s top music festivals in Lisbon:

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A cycling holiday in Portugal. Uncover Portugal’s breathtaking landscape

17/04/2014 by .

Enjoy the high life in Madeira

12/09/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Madeira, Portugal and tagged on by .
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Well this was a first. I was about to be pushed down a very steep hill in the middle of Madeira’s capital Funchal on a sled by two men decked out in white and wearing straw boaters.

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Best golf courses with spas

29/08/2013This entry was posted in California, Dubai, England, Europe and Middle East, Fife, Hotel Reviews, Lisbon, London, Phuket, Portugal, Scotland, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and tagged on by .
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The world’s best golf courses offer an unrivaled  playing experience; lush rolling fairways, glass quick sculpted greens and total respect.

Does it get any better? It does if you can enjoy a relaxing luxury spa after your round.

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Golf in Madeira

02/07/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Madeira, Portugal and tagged , , on by .

“Remember Andy, the greens here always slope towards the sea.” I was being reminded about this again by my playing partner, who knew every inch of this fabulous course, as I sized up yet another tricky putt,   I suppose a little sigh was not out of order given the situation I found myself in.

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Epic Sana Algarve

28/06/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Portugal, The Algarve and tagged , on by .
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Building a 5-star hotel from scratch is quite an epic challenge in anyone’s book, but opening three of them in the last 6 months is on another level entirely.

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