Biggest wine fair in Portugal LISBON FIL

Grandes Escolhas hosted an exhibition of wine from all areas of Portugal on the 27- 30th of October, and I was there every day for about 5-7 hours testing the various wines ranging from green wine, reds, white, and otherwise. I managed to get through of all wineries represented, but because my taste buds were…

Alentejo Wine Tasting behind Belém Cultural Center 2018

So, I am standing here in a huge tent behind the Belém Cultural Center. The audience is a mixed bunch of individuals ranging from visitors wanting to get boozed up to the more elaborate wine aficionados doing their “thing.” Everyone seems to be having a good time, and I am about to taste some forty…

Dr. Death in Lisbon – Animal Inside Out!

I had the opportunity to pay Gunther Von Hagen’s ‘Body worlds 2, 3 and 4th’ shows in Lisbon, New York, and Los Angeles, respectively. However, this time around, I went to his latest exhibition in Lisbon named ‘Animal Inside Out’. It features more than 100 plastinates of animals divided into six different categories showcasing the…

Iron Maiden in Lisbon concert 2018

This is my third time attending an Iron Maiden concert. With over 18000 screaming and exciting fans just waiting for Bruce Dickinson’s preaching to begin. Lets see; Smell of weed present, check! Lots of booze going around, check! Gals flashing their boobs, check, check, check! Although, apart from one, or two chicks with really nice…

Danish “Flæskesteg” recipe…

“Flæskesteg” is a traditional Danish meat dish, and a compulsory element on Christmas Eve, or throughout various lunches leading up to the festivities. The cut of the pig derives from either the neck or back. It is imperative you get a cut with the skin on. I suggest a piece of about 1.5- 2 kilos….

Sailing along Sesimbra coastline

At the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra lays the small fishing village of Sesimbra. During the summertime, this place is amazing to explore because it is cozy and the area is tranquil. Not to mention the variety of fresh seafood available. The water around the shoreline is crystal…

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61!

I just received this shit news less than two hours ago. I am speechless because I had the pleasure to meet Anthony on a few occasions on his “No Reservations” before he later went on to work with CNN. Most notably his Lisbon/ Ericeira trip. He was a character, a real New York “bad boy”…

Agriculture fair near Santarém, Portugal!

I arrived at about 14:30 today at the fair. It was very difficult to find a parking space nearby though. It costs 7 euros per person to get in, which is very cheap considering everything going on and the cleanliness. I went there because I got a huge interest in making liquors and now I…

Roger Waters’ concert “US + them” tour Pink Floyd

I am writing this section during the intermission.  I am currently outside the grand Altice complex, and the atmosphere is beyond unbelievable. I am sitting right next to the stage, and Roger Waters is just a stone through away from me. It is completely packed in here, and the crowd is a mixture of young, middle-aged,…

University, or not? My story

A little introduction, as to why I raised the question “University, or not?” I attended a family gathering at an ex-girlfriend’s house. All very nice people, but I got a way of getting myself into “faux pas” situations. You see, it was the first time around I met some of the family members so I…