There are lots of reasons as to why Lisbon has become our favourite city but we think the main one is that it is residential. People live in the city and over the shops, cafes and offices are homes & apartments which provide the heartbeat to this thriving community. Just off the main through fares you’ll find narrow residential streets, tiny shops and modest cafes which all serve the local residents.
We’ve always felt safe in Lisbon and this sense of community is probably why. At the same time use your common sense as when in any major city. Be careful of pick pockets in main tourist areas and especially on Tram 28 which is notorious. However, following simple rules of using front pockets and keeping bags visible you will not have to look over your shoulder once!
The locals are genuine, friendly and polite and in almost all restaurants, bars and shops etc. people will try to speak to you in English. The districts within the city are also quite different and we’ll give it our best effort at explaining them too you so that you get the most out of your visit.