The designed and illustrated guide to seeing Lisbon

Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

A novel way of seeing the Portuguese capital Lisboa, by lodging with local designers and illustrators.

Back in the centre of town we met up with our first new friend, comic book artist Filipe Abranches. After showing us around his studio, he invited us to join him and his friends for their weekly knees-up in a local bar, Palmeira (Rua do Crucifixo, 69). It was the drinking den of my dreams; everyone huddled around big wooden tables shouting and gesticulating, 80-cent beers and a brazen flouting of the smoking ban. By 10pm we were drunk, arguing about cartoons and eating pregos (steaks in buns).

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