The Floating City

Whenever I hear people speak of Venice, it’s to say one of three things: “That’s number one on my bucket list” “The most romantic place in the world” “It smells like garbage. Too Crowded” The first speaker tends to have eyes glistening, gazing somewhere in the distance as they imagine Carnival and endless canals. The … Continue reading The Floating City

The Grit of Lisbon

Twenty minutes ago we plopped our bags down in the hotel and already we’re witnessing a full-on brawl.  Our quest for a bifana (a pork sandwich that’s basically Portugal’s equivalent to the cheeseburger) landed us late on Saturday night into a local dive restaurant serving bifanas, fries and frosty mugs of beer — the later … Continue reading The Grit of Lisbon