Just in case you don’t know: Tings Lisbon is a non smoking hotel – including joints!!
But don’t worry: If you – like me – enjoy smoking an occasional joint Lisbon is one of the best place to do so in the world.
I’m not talking about the quality of the dope which is much better in Nepal where I’ve lived for years. I am talking about the sun, the views, the mild climate, the beaches and the chilled ambiance that surrounds us.
So don’t be surprised to find the couple having lunch or dinner next to you sharing a joint… even the suits working in the offices on Avenida Liberdade finish their day with a smoke and a coffee at one of the many quiosques. Portugal has a very liberal attitude towards soft drugs.
An army of ersatz dealers is hawking flour and ground-up bay leaves to unsuspecting foreign visitors — leaving local merchants and tour guides worried that Portugal’s recent tourism boom could fizzle.