Friday, 22 April 2016

Portugal visto do Céu - Best of my flights in 2015 - 4K Ultra HD

A wonderful ten minute overflight by drone of the best of Portugal by Helder Gomes!


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Public Transport from Lisbon,Portugal to Santiago de Compostela,Spain

The current most direct route is by bus. operates a daily through bus service from Lisbon Sete Rios Bus Station as follows:
May 26 2016 -
Dep: 07:30 Lisboa Sete Rios
Arrive Santiago de Compostela 17:45 (+1hr Spanish Time)
By train one has to change at Porto and Vigo and can take longer.
By plane one has to fly to La Coruna and then bus or train from there.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Supermarket, Baixa/Chiado area, Lisbon, Portugal

Pingo Doce
R. 1º de Dezembro 81
1249-970 Lisboa
One road back from Praça do Rossio & near Rossio Train Station!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

From Praça Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal to Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

From Praça Marques de Pombal, Lisbon,one has two simple options to get to Lagos in the Algarve.
1) By Train
Descend into the Metro station.
Take the Metro Line Amarelo(Yellow line) direction Odivelas.
Descend at the 4th stop Entrecampos.
From here one can catch all south-bound trains to the Algarve.
(Both Alfa-Pendular & Intercidades)
They usually leave from Platform 4
Remember that one has to change at Tunes Junction (between 2hrs 20mins and 2hrs 50mins from Entrecampos ) for the connecting local Algarve Line train to Lagos. There have been recent reports that conductors have NOT been announcing Tunes prior to arrival, causing mayhem on occasion.
2) By Bus
Enter the Metro
Take the Metro Line Azul (Blue) in direction of Reboleira (new terminus as from 13th April,2016) and descend at the 4th stop Jardim Zoológico Metro Station. Follow the signs for Rodoviario. This bus station is also know as Sete Rios, as is the train station next door.

The bus service from Lisbon to Lagos from this station is jointly operated by and
The EVA bus departures are usually faster, taking +-3hrs45mins BUT there is no stop between Lisbon and Lagoa in the Algarve. 
The Rede-Expressos buses take longer but there are usually stops en route.
As mentioned above, also operate bus services from Lisbon Gare Oriente Bus Station to Lagos. However, these services take longer and from Marques de Pombal it will also take longer to get to that bus station..

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Public Transport to Lagos Zoo, Algarve,Portugal

How to get from Lagos to Zoolagos ( ) by Public Transport.

There are buses but the current frequency is not that great.
At weekends only two buses per day.
On weekdays there are more services.
You need Onda Green Line 6 Lagos to Barão São João - timetable in pdf and in portuguese is here:
The best downtown stop in Lagos is Portas do Portugal CTT (Opposite the MEO/PT building on the Avenida.)
There are departures at:
You descend at stop Medronhal - Zoo (norte).
Transit time is about 30 minutes.
There are return departures from stop Medronhal - Zoo (sul) at:

A couple of EVA Buses to Barao Sao Miguel go by the zoo.

See Cubsur's excellent site here for more info but be aware of the difference between summer and winter schedules!