We are young couple in mid thirties, and we have four year old son André. I am originally from Belgrade, Serbia, and my husband Rui is from Lisbon, Portugal. Both of us are professionals in areas that don't have much in common with tourism: he runs a small construction company and I used to work for many years as a theatre and tv producer in Belgrade. However, in a lack of job in Portugal, we've decided to start a business about which we didn't know much at the time, but we had a good will and lot of good ideas to make it work out. We started renting one apartment in the oldest district of Lisbon - Alfama, and it turns out that we really enjoy doing it. Lisbon is so called "city break" town, and many tourists stay inhere only for a few days. The result was meeting new people from all over the world, sharing stories from here and there, learning and having fun.
When I came to live inhere, I used to walk a lot, discovering Lisbon and it's hidden sides. Today, I adore sharing these secrets and giving tips that our guests can't find easily in tourist guides. However, the key isn't only in our hands, but in Alfama itself: cobblestone streets and alleys, old buildings and in a way of life which gives you an impression that you are in the medieval village, but yet, in the middle of the town.
Later on, another opportunity popped up: we've found one small apartment in a great place at the entrance to Alfama, right in front of National Pantheon. The apartment was in a very bad shape, but we've put Rui's knowledge of renovation into work, and a bit of my taste in arrangements. Now, it is a great small studio full of light, situated in one of the most beautiful places in Lisbon.
Other than this, we are a couple like many others: we adore travelling, good music, cinema and theater, even staring to our favorite tv series. We love animals, especially dogs, and we are learning how to be a kid again with a help of our son...