The travel story of Maria Maruja and Joao Marujão could only happen in Lisbon.
All sailors who love to travel know that Lisbon's pier is perfect for fun.
Winter News in Lisbon? There is not. November arrived with sun, light and high temperatures. For us it was a blast: 20 degrees left us all happy and helped us go with more vigor and energy to the sea! Yes, because we continue to surf, even in winter !!
Life at the Goodnight Hostel left Maria and Joao delighted! Breakfast with little surprises! A morning chocolate cake helps to raise the morale, not to mention the pancakes, the fruit and the warm bread.
Walks in the city, free walking tours full of good advice and ideas, dinners inside and outside the hostel .... by the way, those dinners in that typical Portuguese restaurant who serves young sailors who love to eat a lot and well are wonderful! All you can eat and drink? No one resists to this appeal, because home-made food always reminds us of "our home" and also because Portuguese home-made food is especially delicious!
So, if you're joining the staff and go out for a dinner remember not to eat that much before dinner time and... Thumbs up for the olives, the bread, the roasted chorizo, the cod, the seafood rice, the wine and the sangria ..... the desserts !! There are so many fantastic desserts in Lisbon.
How many days do we have to stay in Lisbon and at Goodnight Hostel?
One, to stroll in the city (walk in the electric 28, go to the castle, visit Sintra, Surfing on Costa da Caparica .... or the beaches of Ericeira, or the Guincho, or just go "wet your feet to Cascais"
Two, to discover the more than a thousand "tasquinhas"Lisbon has and to taste all the snacks that are available: cod pasteis, croquettes, fish of the garden [peixinhos da horta], pataniscas, pasteis de nata, pillows of Sintra [Travesseiros], etc etc etc.
Three, to get to know the city "like a local" and go to the high viewpoints and beautiful places that Marco, Marta, Vicente or Vítor suggest.
Four and five and six, to enjoy every special sunset. :-)