Mercado da Ribeira

Mercado da Ribeira

We are in this awesome place every other day. It has a continual supply of some of the best produce, meat, fish and flowers in the city and is one of our favorite spots to shop. It doesn’t hurt that it is only a few minutes walk away, either. When you are in Lisbon, you should check out this market located right across from the Cais do Sodré train station. It has been under renovation for quite a while and recently re-opened with an expanded gourmet restaurant section, which is awesome! There is even a new playground for the kids with a refreshment kiosk outside underneath the Jacaranda trees. Here is a link to some more pics:...
Casa de Xisto

Casa de Xisto

There is something about the scent of the earth, the trees, the leafy things, reaching through the unspoiled mountain air and the song of that small river free running in the distance. There is a gentle mist falling, settling into my bones, and these stones. The place is at once alive, yet centuries old – not at all dead and buried but breathing softly, warmly. Oleiros whispers with the quiet, ancient, humble heart of a grandfather. Unusually silent, my young son stands beside me. I take his...