As the backlash against mass tourism in some European cities continues, a company in the Portuguese capital is teaching visitors how to appreciate its city in a responsible way.
“I have a little surprise,” says Pedro, reaching into his bag and taking out tiny bottles of Moscatelito, a sweet fortified wine, for each of us. As we stand under the shade of a tree, Pedro tells us about what we’re sipping, and about the area we are in.
This is the “Lunch In Our Home” experience with We Hate Tourism in Lisbon. The idea is to eat with locals, to have a real experience of Portuguese culture and enjoy the food and wine, rather than seeing the city through mass tourism.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by The Independent. Read the original article here: Lisbon’s ‘We Hate Tourism’ tours teach visitors how to travel responsibly.