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Atlas: Lisbon Unhidden

by Ellis Dixon
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an irreverent guide to what's good in LX

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Ellis Dixon 2 days ago
Gozo, Malta
Sunset last night was storybook beautiful! On the southwest side of Gozo we got all the feels as the sky lit up in a cinematic pastel palette- this little trip has been one wonder after the next!
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For just ten bucks per person, you can get this fantastic seafood platter from Seaview restaurant just next door to the ferry terminal at Gozo. Mussels, calamari, and gigantic shrimp await- just ask for extra napkins and dig in!!
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Ellis Dixon 3 days ago
Comino, Malta
The Crystal Caves on the small island of Comino are so fun to visit and it's only 5€ extra on top of the 10€ round trip boat ride from Gozo. Popular with snorkelers, beach goers, and lookey-loos it can get crowded, but if you're not afraid of a short swim you can get access to places like this all over the island- and have them all to yourself. Malta is magic!
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Just arrived to Malta for some R&R - not a bad view! The island of Gozo is less developed than the main island and only takes 25 minutes by ferry. A great escape and a beautiful place!
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Ellis Dixon 1 week ago
Praia da Luz, Portugal
After only two days home in Lisbon, I'm on my way to Malta! I imagine my time there will be spent exploring and beaching, and of course cartwheeling. Here's a pic from this summer where I perfected my form in the Algarve, Portugal's southernmost beaches. This particular one was on Praia Luz...otherwise known as "Little Britain" by the Portuguese.
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Here's a behind the scenes video of our Memphis recording session! In the vocal booth we were removed from the musicians so it sounds a bit strange but trust me, the final product was awesome! Here's a little glimpse of our first take of California Dreamin'. Enjoy!
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There's no better way to get back into the vibe of LX than by getting high...with a view! ;) our friends @Alma Portuguesa snapped this awesome shot of the Santa Justa Lift and I just had to share it with you guys! So glad to be home.
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Ellis Dixon 1 week ago
I'm heading back to Lisbon today with my bag a little fuller, my heart a little more recharged, and my body a lot tired. It's been fun to be back where I'm from but I'm missing my beautiful Lisboa- and cool stuff like this palace in Mafra. <3
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Thanks again to the crew from Young Av. Sound! Steven, Zach, Landon, Chris, and Beth- you guys were awesome! Can't wait to hear our tracks completed. :)
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Got to lay down some tracks at the Young Avenue Recording Studio in Midtown Memphis yesterday! What a better way to celebrate the music scene in Memphis? One question though... What are the toothpicks for??
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Beale street was packed last night after the Squirrel Nut Zippers concert at Levitt Shell! Awesome concert, awesome venue, awesome town. If you haven't visited the Blues capital of the USA, you should!
I flew back to my hometown Memphis, Tennessee to visit my family for a little bit and got to explore the city with my friend who came to visit me from Nashville! We had fun exploring the Peabody Hotel and taking silly photos. The famous ducks were swimming in the fountain when we arrived, and marched out from the lounge's fountain right at 5pm. So cool just ducking around! ;)
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Ellis Dixon 2 weeks ago
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The iconic Lisbon trolley is making its way from Santos to the city center. Such an awesome way to get from point A to point B! Save money on your date by getting a Viva card or a weekend pass.
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Ellis Dixon 2 weeks ago
All I really feel like eating right this moment is pimentos padrão. They are so easy to make yourself that there's no reason to go out for them. Just put them in a pan with olive oil, add a little salt, and when they look like this, they're ready. Mmmmm
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Ellis Dixon 2 weeks ago
Happy belated Independence Day to you all! Set your sails for adventure and never stop pushing the envelope.
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Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Madragoa Café, Lisboa, Portugal
Things are in full bloom in Lisbon! Some people have gone out of their way to turn their side of the curb into a garden! So pretty, isn't it?
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Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Belém, Portugal
Belém is stunning by day and night but don't forget the trams stop working armor night, otherwise you'll have a long way to walk back home!
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Tzy Ling Tan 2 weeks ago
Gorgeous photo!
Ellis Dixon 2 weeks ago
Thanks Tzy!!!
Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Portuguese ceramics are great for baking in the oven but you should never put it into a preheated oven- it needs to warm up slowly! So many rules, I know, but so much flavor!!
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Taking a ride on the merry-go-round isn't off limits when you're an adult at the zoo! The Jardim Zoológico in Lisbon is home to birds, beasts, and a dope water show that brings out the inner child in us all, so get out there and go play!
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Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Aveiro, Portugal
There are over 10,000 white storks nesting in Portugal and they seem to be everywhere! This little family was chilling out near Aveiro just above the highway. Did you know white storks can live to be over 30 years old? True story!
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Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Lisbon, Portugal
It's raining finally so now things are going to cool off. What a relief! That means it's almost time for a bike ride past one of my favorite buildings in Lisbon in the Marvilha neighborhood, similar to DUMBO in Brooklyn back in 2000. There are tons of excellent places to eat there (Dinastia for Chinese food and Aquele Lugar Que Não Existe for pizza) and that's also where Lisbons only bouldering gym is! This building in particular is currently empty but I've been lusting after it for years. Oh...the parties we could have!!
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Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Ginjinha is made from wild cherries soaked in alcohol and run with varying levels of honey, spices, etc. to give slightly different flavors. Here's what it looks like in the jar- and when you order a shot, you can ask for with or without fruit in the cup!
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Ellis Dixon 3 weeks ago
Obidos, Portugal
The municipality of Óbidos is also referred to as the queen's city. With winding streets, ginginha (cherry liqueur) and chocolates forsake all over the place it's no wonder! It's only about a 45 minute drive from Lisbon and very worth checking out. charming!!!
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
Anyone for a round of tile bingo to get your week started off right?
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sometimes you have to skip the restaurant to have a scenic picnic instead. Luckily, Portugal is known for their canned octopus, mussles, and sardines in loads of various sauces and spices. Try to taste them all and you'll be busy for years.
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
Coimbra, Portugal

I found a fuzzy friend who loves belly rubs in Coimbra!
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
There's always something hidden in plain sight in Lisbon. Would you believe this is the door to a dance club?
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João Trigo Soares 1 month ago
Which one? XD
Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
Incognito!
Nathan Alan Anderson 1 month ago
GUEST QUESTION
What are your can't-miss food recommendations for Lisbon? I'm super keen to visit, and I usually travel with my stomach.
Ellis Dixon
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Well that's easy to answer if I knew what sort of things you like, but in general, you need some meat and some fish. For meat, go to Pabe, an old Portuguese steak house in Marques de Pombal. It's pricey but oh-so-worth-it. For fish, go to Cacilhas across the Tejo to a lace called A Tricanita for a huge platter of crab, shrimp, clams, and buttery bread and I dare you to finish it all! For dinner with a side of fado, go to Povo in Cais do Sodré between 9 and 11pm for excellent music and a great menu. Try the octopus, pics pau, and the peppers there and save room for dessert! Bom apetit!
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Nathan Alan Anderson 1 month ago
Awesome tips!!! Can't wait to visit someday... hopefully in the near future. That platter at A Tricanita has my name on it. Thanks so much 😊
Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
I'm so happy to hear that! When you go, let me know and ills plot one with you. They're huge!
Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
Braga, Portugal
Braga in the mist! The church of Bom Jesus has some switchback stairs leading through the thirteen stations of the cross. There are fountains, miradoros, and much more to see. It's something you shouldn't miss if you're up north!!!
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
Monserrate, Sintra, Portugal
Monserrate is a palace in Sintra that sits atop a sprawling lawn surrounded by gardens and a waterfall and was once visited by Lord Byron! Read more about the estate here: http://www.atlaslisboa.com/monserrate
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
Lisbon, Portugal
The very talented artist, Valdemar Dória blew us away with his Fernando Pessoa piece. This São Toméan artist is full of surprises!
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
This is what Lisbon looks like at 6:00am on a Monday morning. Very different!
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Ellis Dixon 1 month ago
It finally cooled down a little last night- thank god! We couldn't handle another 39 degree day. Now we can finally poke our heads out. Too bad it's a Monday. :(
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