The Living Lounge Hostel in Lisbon is probably the most luxurious hostel I've ever seen. Located on Rua do Crucifixo, slap bang in the centre of town, Living Lounge is like staying in a boutique hotel as opposed to a hostel. In fact all...

It's a while since I was at Disneyland, but I certainly felt like I'd entered a magical kingdom when I arrived in Sintra. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portugal; home to 19th century Romantic architecture, richly coloured palaces, mansions, castles and...

Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon. I never thought you would be so beautiful. Every time I've been to Lagos I've barely even made it outside the famous walls. I can't even count the number of times I've heard someone say after a full season of Lagos "There's walls around this town?". Yes, yes, there is. And you've not made it outside of them. I've been to Sagres and a few surfing beaches, Cape St.Vincent, Praia da Luz, Salema, Burgau and Budens, but apart from the Algarve I had never made it up to Portugal's capital of Lisbon. I don't know what I was expecting, but Lisbon pleasantly surprised me.

The best way to get to Lisbon from Lagos is by bus from the bus station which is opposite the marina. The bus cost me 18 euros 50 cents and took about 4 hours up to Lisbon Sete Rios station. From there if you want to get the Aeroshuttle to the airport it stops at a yellow bus stand directly outside the bus station and  costs 3 euros 50 cents. The Aeroshuttle goes every 30 minutes although, like most things in Portugal, it seemed to be delayed.