SUD Lisboa restaurant review

The demographics of dining options have definitely changed within the past 15 years in Lisbon. I recall the days when my parents and I were driving along the Cascais coastline to dine; at that time the spectacular restaurant was Porto de Santa Maria or Stanley Ho’s Fortaleza. The other options were the Mandarin Chinese restaurant…

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…

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”…

The Pope visits Portugal and I was there…

Although, I am not Catholic and do admire Pope Francis and do acknowledge he is by far one of the most popular ‘world leaders.’   Of Course, I was going to make the short drive up to participate in one of Portugal’s biggest religious events. His stay may be brief but of great importance, as he…

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it also has a grim history. KK was leveled during the second world war but nowadays it is one of the most developing cities in Malaysia. It was…

Jurassic Park in Portugal ??

I am here in the small town of Lourinhã, which is located about 70 km North of Lisbon. A short distance compared to the mind-smacking ‘time-travel’ I am going to embark. The ignition which sparks this journey begins with some petrified remains known as fossils. Lourinhã is famous for its many dinosaur fossils and back…