Lisbon, Portugal
Rita, 27
Designer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a designer! Aka I want to improve people's life, project by project.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Brazilian funk! life's too short to be sad about someone who actually don't care about you. Move on, go ahead, and dance! Funk makes me dance and laugh for sure!

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Modern Family & Scandal

Name some spots in Lisbon that are good for a Tinder date.

No ideia, I don't have Tinder right now. Something to consider in the future, I think!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Bairro Alto .... way to crowded for me.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Be a tourist! Lisbon, is an amazing city, I would love to manage more time just to wander around.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Lisbon and where did you get it?

Chocolate cake at Landeau, it's life changing.

What restaurant in Lisbon looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Torres do Mar! The yummiest food!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Lisbon? Which one do you like?

Rio Maravilha Bar at Lx Factory.

Where would you take your partner in Lisbon if you wanted to really pamper them?

Lx Factory: it has yummy food, good views and cool young bar/clubs.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

"Pastel de Nata" try the ones from "Manteigaria" at Bairro Alto.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Lisbon?

Bairro Alto. I know it's cool, awesome, and has a lot of amaaaazing places (bars, shops, restaurants) bla bla bla, but it's just to crowded for me.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Lisbon?

Belém. It just feels right wandering around, specially Tagus River margins.

What are the Lisbon spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara or Castelo de São Jorge, the views from these two places... are just ... amazing, totally worth it.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Lisbon. How do you spend it?

Walking around Tagus River.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Fernando de Noronha Island - heaven on earth. Crystal clear sea, and wild nature.

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