Interview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: “to eat badly in Lisbon is a sin”

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Interview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: to eat badly in Lisbon is a sin

Who are you, where do you live and what unique experiences do you offer?

My name is Alex and I live in Lisbon. I was born and raised here and I am totally in love with this city. Visiting Lisbon with me is experiencing it like a local. My speciality are gastronomic tours. We have wonderful food in Portugal and even better wine. This is paradise for foodies and since I am one myself, the slogan for my tours is Taste Lisbon.

What does your city offer that you can’t find in other places?

Sun, the most amazing light, excellent weather, history, really friendly people and the most amazing food in the world.

Interview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: to eat badly in Lisbon is a sinInterview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: to eat badly in Lisbon is a sinInterview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: to eat badly in Lisbon is a sinInterview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: to eat badly in Lisbon is a sinInterview with Lisbon tour guide Alex: to eat badly in Lisbon is a sin

What is the best season to travel to Lisbon?

We have such a great weather that I would say whenever you like.

What to do if it rains once in Lisbon?

We don’t have a lot of rain. But if it is raining, we have monuments, museums and great places for tapas and wine. And also Fado – the portuguese song – houses.

Where in Lisbon can you relax best?

This is a hilly city so you have the most amazing sightseeing points. Going to some of these places always relaxes me.

Where to eat really well in Lisbon?

As I always say, to eat badly in Lisbon is a sin. We have amazing fish and wonderful wines. A lot of good places and not expensive.

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In which subject you are a local expert?

Gastronomy and food experiences.

What do you enjoy most about leading tours?

Meeting people form different parts of the world and ending the tours with new friends.

Why have you chosen to become a tour guide?

I have worked as a journalist for some time and I realized I wasn’t happy, so I completely changed my life to do what I really love. What I love is to travel. Whenever I do a tour, I am travelling with you.

What do you do apart from showing people your country?

I still do some work as journalist/content producer.

What does local travel mean to you?

The opportunity to really enter in a new culture.

Is there a cliché about Lisbon? And is it true?

They say the city has the most beautiful light in the world. I completely agree with that.

What do you recommend to travelers to put in their bag when they make a trip to your country?

Sunglasses.

Which place you want to travel to the most?

Right now? Maybe Norway.

Tell us your personal recipe for a perfect day with your guests.

Exploring the streets of Lisbon, talking with locals, knowing their stories, learning the curiosities and ending the day with “petiscos”, the portuguese version of tapas, and an amazing local wine.

You can not leave Lisbon without …

… Pastéis de Belém, which is a delicious cake, Port Wine and a smile.

Alex is a local tour guide in Lisbon, Portugal. Alex provides Lisbon Wine Tours, Lisbon Tapas Tours, Portugal Music Tours and Seafood Tours. Learn more about Lisbon Food Guide Alex

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