Have a special Valentine’s Day in London

CUPIDI’m sure you’re already preparing this year Valentine’s Day. My proposal is to book a private room at Equity Point London and to explore all the incredible possibilities that London offers in such a special date.

You can always do the classic stuff, a date with dinner and maybe a play –there are some incredible plays and musicals at the West End- but you can also try something different, maybe more risky but also unforgettable. Continue reading

Eat bacalhau in Lisbon, the Portuguese national dish

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Bacalhau is the way that’s called the dried and salted cod fish in Portuguese and it’s the national dish. It’s also popular in some other countries such as Norway or Canada, but the Portuguese prepare Bacalhau making it the tastiest fish dish you’ll ever try.

There are several different recipes of Bacalhau in Portugal, all of them great for the palate, but maybe the most popular and delicate one is Bacalhau à Brás. You should try it when you visit our Hostel in Lisbon.

Bacalhau à Brás in made with shreds of salted cod, onions, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs and usually is garnished with parsley and black olives. It’s a pretty cheap recipe and easy to prepare so it became popular quickly.

Bacalhau à Brás, where Brás stands for the surname of its creator, originated in Barrio Alto, really close to Equity Point Lisboa Hostel.

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Attend to the Royal Wedding in London

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The 29th of April at Westminster Abbey will take place the Royal Wedding so Prince William and Kate Middleton will get married. The event will be huge and all the city of London will do its best to improve its appearance.

It’s the perfect occasion to enjoy London and all its classic glamour. So if you want to attend and watch live how Kate Middleton gets to Westminster Abbey by car –this time there won’t be a carriage-, you can stay at Equity Point London Hostel.
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Praça do Comércio, an unforgettable square in Lisbon

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Praça do Comércio has just been opened again after being closed for a while to have some conservation works done. So now it the perfect moment to get to Lisbon and enjoy this renewed square that is just 15 minutes in walking distance from Equity Point Lisboa Hostel.

Praça do Comércio was the old maritime entry to Lisbon and it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Portugal. Some of the buildings surrounding the square are official government agencies.

One of the sides of the Praça do Comércio is open to the Tajo River with its jetty and estuary. But the main visual impact comes from the Dom José I statue –until 1755 there was an Apollo statue but an earthquake destroyed it-.

Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio is a must visit at every trip to the city. And remember you won’t find a better placed hostel in Lisbon than Equity Point Lisboa.

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