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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 07:20:51 AM »
He actually wasn't there that shabbos but he got us in touch with a couple that lived there. Shabbos was nice there although they barely got a minyan
What did you do about food?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 08:46:59 AM »
On shabbos we ate at the couple. There's also a kiddush in Shul. For during the week we brought food with is that the hotel heated up.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2015, 07:50:19 AM »
Anyone ever fly TAP?  How was your experience?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2015, 08:37:10 AM »
Flew them in coach. Was fine

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2016, 03:50:18 PM »
anyone have any more recent data points to add?
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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2016, 05:11:35 PM »
Any must do's in Lisbon?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2016, 09:52:54 PM »
we loved the maritime museum and took a great walking tour

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2016, 01:33:07 PM »
Is it safe to go to Portugal now (I.e. ISIS)? Thanks
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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2016, 07:39:36 PM »
The Portuguese high speed trains (Alfa Pendular) serve meals. According to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/how-to-travel/alfa-pendular , there is a kosher option: "You can also have a diet menu (low salt, diabetic or gluten-free) and special meals (children, vegatarian, hindu, halal and kosher) if you book at least 48 hours before the train starts its journey, contacting the CP Customer Care Line - 707 210 220."

Has anybody had any experience with this? Is this a sealed kosher meal (airline-style) or is it simply referring to kosher-style ingredients prepared in a non-kosher kitchen?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2016, 08:51:33 PM »
The Portuguese high speed trains (Alfa Pendular) serve meals. According to https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/how-to-travel/alfa-pendular , there is a kosher option: "You can also have a diet menu (low salt, diabetic or gluten-free) and special meals (children, vegatarian, hindu, halal and kosher) if you book at least 48 hours before the train starts its journey, contacting the CP Customer Care Line - 707 210 220."

Has anybody had any experience with this? Is this a sealed kosher meal (airline-style) or is it simply referring to kosher-style ingredients prepared in a non-kosher kitchen?

To answer my own question: I asked CP (the rail company), and the answer is Stogel.

I've never had Stogel, although I'm aware of its reputation. Is it worth giving it a shot or should I not even bother? There's a (fairly modest) charge for meals, but given how hard it is to get kosher food in Portugal, I might give it a try out of desperation.

They were kind enough to provide two photos.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 11:37:03 AM »
any updates to the kosher food situation in Lisbon would be most appreciated

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2017, 04:12:32 PM »
Recently went to Lisbon for a few days...

As for the Kosher food...there are no restaurants. We brought our own frozen meals from the US and had the hotel heat up. From what I was told there is an apartment that can be rented from a couple and meals can be ordered through them. I do not know the price, or availability. On their website (https://www.kosherinlisbon.com/) they say that you can order to wherever you are staying as well.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2017, 02:23:13 AM »
4hr stopover in Lisbon. What's there to do in that time frame?

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 04:05:09 AM »
4hr stopover in Lisbon. What's there to do in that time frame?

4hr stopover? Is that enough time? Perhaps if your plane touches down earlier than scheduled, and your next flight
is within the EU. It would be about a half an hour with the metro to get to the old city (take the red line to the end,
and then transfer to the blue line till the last stop) and you can go explore the Praca do Comercio square.

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Re: Portugal Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 07:26:58 AM »
Ended up going to the shaarei Tikva shul back at LIS ANA lounge