TRYP Lisboa Aeroporto Hotel

Holidays’ greatness is defined by how many visits I’ve done to a spa.

This time, while in Portugal, my boyfriend and I decided to pay a visit to Tryp Lisboa Aeroporto Hotel Spa, called El Spa.

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It was time to restore our well-being by relaxing the body and calming the mind, within an urban refuge which is a holiday for our senses. They also need their holidays!

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We’ve tried their outdoor and indoor swimming pools, the Jacuzzi, hydromassage, waterfalls, sauna and Turkish bath. It was simply amazing and exactly what I needed.

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The only thing I wasn’t happy with was the fact that right after leaving the spa I had to join the stressful traffic in Lisbon. I’ve immediately gone from zen mode to swearing mode in a second. Next time I’m definitely calling a Uber.

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You can take a look at their Spa menu here.

Or visit Tripadvisor for more information here.

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Tapisco Lisbon| Restaurant Review

A few weeks ago I was announced one of the winners of a competition held by Lisboa.come along with Tapisco restaurant.

A few weeks later it was my birthday along with Tapisco’s birthday and what better occasion to visit and try out Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa’s recipes.

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After living in Spain for more than 7 years and considering Spanish cuisine one of the best in the world, standards were quite high.

Croquetas de jamón ibérico caught my eye straight away. I can’t remember when was the last time I had some of these, but I can say they were very good.

Choco Frito com maionese de coentros e lima – this is a very typical Portuguese dish and I have to recommend that amazing mayo.

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Gambas al Ajillo – An all time favourite, perfect to eat along with bread. If you think this is weird, then you have no idea of what you’re missing out.

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Tortilla de Patata – I have to admit that I’m not a fan of this dish. My sister ordered it, she’s quite an expert of when it comes to tortillas and unfortunately we all agreed that it tasted like a french omelette instead of a tortilla. I would add more potato to the recipe.

Huevos rotos con paletilla ibérica – You can never go wrong with jamón, unless you add caramelised onions, then it’s a big NO. And unfortunately, that was the case.

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Legumes Grelhados com salsa Romesca – Delicious, probably my favourite!

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The restaurant is very well located at Príncipe Real. The decoration was very “taberna” in a modern way, which makes you feel relaxed.

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There are a few other options on the menu that I would like to try, so if you’re visiting Tapisco make sure you leave a comment below with your feedback!

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My Lisbon Guide| Nogueira’s Firefood

Where should I start? I mean, the beautiful decoration of this space is something that you’ll be able to see on the photos I’m sharing on this post.

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But the difficult part of this review is explaining that feeling of being in England for a few months without being able to enjoy a nice barbecue. It’s true, pubs have nice burgers and beef, but nothing compared to Portuguese delicious grills.

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It’s the first time that I’ve visited Nogueira’s Firefood in Lisbon. But bear in mind that I’ve tasted all of what is in this post pictures! The service was also very good and the price matches the quality of this restaurant.

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I’m definitely going back and if you’re visiting Lisbon soon, this place should be on your list!

Visit Nogueira’s Firefood’s page here.

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For more restaurants, hotels’ recommendations or any tips to travel to Lisbon, e-mail me at travelwithgoldleash@gmail.com and get your digital travel guide.

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