About me

My name is Cátia and I’m the person behind this blog. Travel has been a love of mine ever since I was a kid. Growing up I found out that travelling also involves food, drink and a whole array of experiences. The way I see it travelling gives us new perspectives.
A few things about me:
– I started this blog as a way to show people that Portugal is more than just its capital city, Lisbon, while sharing some personal views and experiences.
– Besides my native Portuguese I also speak English, German, French, Italian, enough Spanish to keep me from getting lost in Spain and a few not-essential-kind-of-embarrassing words in Hungarian.
– Education and publishing have been my working fields.
Personal achievements – I once got my family to do a one month camping and road trip holiday going around in Portugal. It involved a lot of old churches and half forgotten monuments, with plenty of history and art. Needless to say nobody else seemed to be thrilled about it! 😀

I don’t bite! For questions, partnership proposals and the occasional ‘hello’ just send me an email: beyondlisbon@gmail.com

Oh, one more thing! You can also find me here: http://www.beyondlisbon.pt/FacebookPinterest, TripAdvisor, Youtube and Instagram.



  1. Love Portugal, but for me it would be “Beyond the Algarve” and I would have to include Lisboa. So many places to see. Love Monsaraz and many of the Alentejo marble towns. So many top places. Thanks for sharing MM 📷

    • I know what you mean, but the fact is that the Algarve is more than just one long beach on the South coast – which is why this blog isn’t called ‘Beyond Algarve’ 😉
      And don’t get me wrong: I love Lisbon! I just want to share what’s *beyond* it because so many people focus on Lisbon alone – and even then they don’t properly explore the city. I like to think of myself as some sort of masked blogging avenger. Ah!
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Hi 🙂

    (I didn’t find your email so here it is :/)

    I am thinking of moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress but sadly I will lose the WordPress Reader and my followers :/
    So if you still like my stories ( I hope you do :)), could you please sign-up via email?
    My email sign-up link : http://eepurl.com/WPz5H

    Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon

    Myriam @OffTWanderland

  3. Well this all looks rather great!
    I just moved to Lisbon and love it (while also being entirely aware of how interesting much of the rest of the country is/will be to me.

    • Hi, Becky! I had a baby recently, so I’ve slowed down a bit. I’ve done a few posts on Instagram but the blog will be back again on its feet before you know it. Thank you so much for caring and hope all is well with you, too! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s