Portugal Travel tips

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Awesome adventurer
1 month ago in General
Before getting into the taxi, you need to agree on the fair with the driver, it's usually 5 GEL in the city and 10 GEL for far distances in the city and 20 GEL to or from the airport.

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Restless migrant
2 months ago in Cost of living
I strongly suggest to avoid restaurants and ice cream shops located in very city center, especially those belonging to most famous places, like Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio: poor quality but very expensive. If you want to try something good and typical, i suggest to go to the upper floor restaurants in Mercati Generali in San Lorenzo: adequate price and good quality.
Source: visitflorence.com

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svenkapudija
5 months ago
Do not try to wear anything with high heels in Lisbon, you'll regret it pretty soon :) Running shoes & sneakers work best!

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svenkapudija
5 months ago
If you are going out in Lisbon - make sure to get the timing right. In Lisbon, clubs are getting full quite late - around 2-3 AM and partying continues till 6-7AM (some clubs work even till 10AM in the morning).

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svenkapudija
5 months ago
If Uber for some reason is not working for you in Lisbon (even the Portuguese government blocked the Uber website) you can try out the "local" alternative - Cabify. It's virtually the same as Uber, but local.
Source: cabify.com

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svenkapudija
5 months ago in Alcohol, drugs & prostitution
Although drugs is decriminalized in Portugal, do not try to buy one (especially marijuana) at the main square in Lisbon while someone is offering them to you because firstly it's not legal, and second they are not even selling the real marijuana :)
Source: reddit.com

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svenkapudija
5 months ago in Alcohol, drugs & prostitution
Buffalo game is quite spread in Lisbon nightlife which means that if you're caught drinking from the "wrong hand" you have to finish your drink as quickly as possible. Especially popular among the students.
Source: en.wikipedia.org

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svenkapudija
5 months ago
Do not try to ride without a ticket in Lisbon - fine is 100x the price of the ticket. Ticket is about €1.50 so it means fine is about €150. There are frequent controls.

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svenkapudija
5 months ago
While using public transportation in Lisbon - 7 Colinas and Viva Viagem cards (used mostly for zapping - paying each time you use the bus/tram/metro) are the same cards, just the different image. Both can be recharged in postal office, metro machine etc.
Source: carris.pt

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svenkapudija
5 months ago in Travel phrases
Portuguese people are not quite fond of Spanish (or Brazilian Portuguese) language so don't confuse "Cheers!" which is in Spanish "Saúde!", while in Portuguese it's "Salud!"

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