Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal, having the most active port of the European Atlantic coast. Its Old Center is in decline demographic but they work hard to renovate the palaces and the museums because there are many unhealthy housing. Avenue De la Liberdade is considered one of the most expensive streets on a world scale. The city is known for its typical trams and funiculars.

Tips

You can buy a rechargeable card and ask for the Pass 24 to have unlimited access to public transport for 24 hours.

Do not forget to visit the Alfama district with its winding and steep alleys and its Moorish heritage: a jewel.

To have one of the most beautiful views of the city, visit the St-George Castle.

You can take the elevator from the castle which is free.

If you are there on a Tuesday or Saturday, visit the Feira da ladra, where you will find typical handicrafts, azulejos, clothes, etc.

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle, Verdun, Quebec, Canada

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle is a store in Verdun specialized in the sale of sportswear, backpacks and accessories for people who like to walk or hike. If we find the name of Compostela included in the name of the store is precisely because you can find there all the necessary material to make the famous way to Santiago de Compostela but mainly because La Tienda, is the union of a concept that match all that is relative to this path; not only clothing and accessories but also Spanish courses, organized walks to acquire the rhythm to undertake the journey, informative sessions and even everything related to the journey in itself; flight, accommodation, etc. The shop has a friendly style and there is a coffee shop in it, Pilgrim’s café; where those who want a moment of relaxation and perhaps reading and information, can freely access. You will have a personalized service all the time.

Tips

To know the schedule of activities, you can subscribe to their info-letter. Consult the opening hours on their website. If you are traveling backpacking, La Tienda offers you the opportunity to prepare your backpack with you. You can also subscribe to their loyalty book that will allow you to save money in your future purchases.

Herboriste Marrakech, El Mellah, Marrakech, Morocco

Herboriste Marrakech is a herbalist shop in the Jewish quarter of El Mellah in Marrakech where many local guides take tourists after visiting the Bahia Palace. They call the store as ‘pharmacy’ and they say that it is a cooperative where women produce Argan oil, so well known these days as it is added to several products; and you can see at the entrance a woman who works with their hands and their feet while the person who welcomes you begins to explain the procedures for obtaining oil. You will be taken to a small room where you’ll find many great bottles with beautiful colors that will seem magical potions and you will be asked to drink something while you attend an explanation of different products on sale, of course. With the demonstration of several products you will have the opportunity to try a few of them while some integrating people of the group will receive massages from a representative of the cooperative to test argan oil.

Tips

If you are not ready to buy, it’s better to take a walk through the souk until the tour continues.
You might find this long but you can leave when you want and wait for the group outside.