05 An autumn weekend in Lisbon – Podcast Episode 5

December 29, 2009 by  

In Podcast Episode 5 in my travel podcast series, I’m taking you to Lisbon where I took a weekend break in November with my husband. In the podcast you’ll hear about the gorgeous boutique hotel where we stayed, our sightseeing at the Monastery of Jerónimos and Castelo de Sao Jorge, the delicious local specialities we tried, the mournful Fado music we heard and our chat with Sergio, a local designer who gave us an insider’s view of Lisbon. If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to my podcast series on I-tunes to be updated with new podcasts (if you are a subscriber to the blog you’ll also receive podcast updates as well as all my other articles)

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Meeting Marco and Sergio in Lisbon through Hospitality Club

Meeting Marco and Sergio in Lisbon through Hospitality Club

I hope you also enjoy the slideshow which is designed to accompany the Podcast;

Shownotes

In the podcast you’ll hear about the weekend we spent in Lisbon in late November 2009 including;

  • How we easily and cheaply got from the airport into the city centre using the aerobus service
  • A description of the welcoming boutique hotel Heritage Av. Liberdade, where we stayed for 2 nights
  • The dinner we ate at Casa do Alentejo a restaurant set in a Moorish Mansion that serves as a Cultural Centre for the Alentejo Region of Portugal
  • Our breakfast at the hotel of local specialities like Pasteis de Nata, air-dried ham and local cheese with a slice of quince preserve, with exotic teas served from an old apothecary’s counter
  • Why you should wear your most comfortable shoes when visiting Lisbon and the Elevadors that will help save your aching legs
  • Our visit to the Monastery of Jeronimus and the nearby Monument to the Discoveries commemorating those who sailed from Lisbon to the Indies and Africa
  • The delicious custard tarts called Pasteis de Belem that you can buy at the famous cake shop near the Monastery
  • The Catelo de Sao Jorge perched on the top of the hill with a view over the roofs of Lisbon and the River Tegus, although as it was raining we couldn’t see as much of the view as we would have liked!
  • Meeting local designer Sergio and his partner Marco for tea in their appartment near the castle and their recommendations on what to see in and around Lisbon.
  • Our evening out in the Fado restaurant where we enjoyed the music but found the meal a little disappointing and had to have a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on the way home to make up for it.
  • Our Sunday morning visit to the church of Sao Domingo where the walls are still blackened from a fire in the 1950s in contrast to some of the other highly decorated churches you find in Lisbon
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  • The signature music was Venus as a Girl by Andy McKee on MusicAlley.com
  • All other music was recorded in Lisbon

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Comments

17 Comments on "05 An autumn weekend in Lisbon – Podcast Episode 5"

  1. Chris (Amateur Traveler) on Tue, 29th Dec 2009 5:30 pm 

    Nice show but the audio needs some work. You need a wind filter before you record outside. The part about Henry the Navigator was hard to hear for wind. I could not hear you at all with the segment you recorded in the restaurant because of background noise.

  2. Heather Cowper on Tue, 29th Dec 2009 5:39 pm 

    @ Chris – thanks Chris, yes it’s all a bit of trial and error with the recording quality & equipment – one of my first interviews was recorded on low gain and I had to bin it altogether. I did have the foam filter on in the rainy bit, but I think we should have huddled under coats as it really was blustery. In the restaurant I was trying to be discreet but we should really have had the mic closer to our faces.

    Never fear – eventually it will be broadcast quality!

  3. Flavio on Wed, 30th Dec 2009 9:16 am 

    I can hear the live fado at the background, sounds greats! good work!
    =)

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    I really enjoyed this! Came across it as I am researching my upcoming trip to Lisbon and Porto. Will now listen to your other podcasts!

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    @ Iggy So pleased that you liked it – I have plenty more to work through and a few in the pipeline

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