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Nine Traditional Portuguese Foods You Should Try

Tuesday November 15, 2016 (15:13:40)
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Portuguese cuisine varies by region, although foods such as fresh fish and shellfish are found across the country. The country’s national dish is ‘bacalhau’, which is dried and salted cod. The dish dates back to the early 16th century. When fishing boats reached Newfoundland, the sailors sundried their catch and salted it to preserve it for the long journey home. Portugal today has nearly 365 different methods of preparing bacalhau, apparently one for each day of the year.   more ...

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A Brief Guide To Buying Property In Portugal

Tuesday August 02, 2016 (12:02:07)
(c) Husond on Wikipedia
Europe’s southern-most and oldest nation state, Portugal, lies on a part of the western littoral of the Iberian Peninsula. It shares its borders with Spain to the east and north as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.

Characterized by its golden beaches, captivating cities, medieval castles and cobblestone villages, Portugal has a lot to offer all its tourists as well as its residents.   more ...

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Portugal - Recommended Blogs

Wednesday June 29, 2016 (13:13:57)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Portugal and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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How Does Being An Expat In Portugal Differ From Holidaying There?

Friday June 10, 2016 (10:33:27)
(c) Beeston on Wikipedia
Clinging onto Spain on the Iberian Peninsula, facing the vast expanse of the Atlantic, Portugal is often forgotten about, a small country with a smaller economy.

This wasn’t always the case. Portugal had a mighty empire that stretched across oceans and gave the kingdom a foothold in Asia, Africa and South America. Where Portuguese traders used to roam the world for spices and silk, it seems that Portugal now faces significant return traffic.   more ...

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Interview With Allana Da Graca, Expat Author

Wednesday May 04, 2016 (09:40:29)
Dr. Allana Da Graca
Allana, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be an expat.

My name is Dr. Allana Da Graca and I relocated to Portugal in 2014 to experience the lifestyle and culture of this beautiful community. I also have in-laws who reside in Europe so the thought of living in Portugal was exciting! I always had hopes of living in another country and when this opportunity arose my husband and I decided to relocate abroad.   more ...

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Interview With Elisabete Soares, Director, Portugal Au Pair

Thursday December 17, 2015 (17:00:45)
Elisabete Soares
Elisabete, you're Director at Portugal Au Pair. Tell us a bit about your role: what does your day-to-day routine look like?

My everyday life has been really amazing and the au pair world has been so interesting. My job is to promote the au pair cultural exchange program among young people in Portugal and throughout the world by setting up partnerships with local and overseas companies or organizations in order to advertise Portugal as an au pair destination.   more ...

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Don’t Buy Property In Portugal Until You’ve Read This

Tuesday June 30, 2015 (19:46:35)
Image © Anne-Lotte O'Dwyer on Flickr
Portugal is a popular destination with tourists & expats from all over the world. In fact, many senior citizens from the UK and other European nations choose to spend their retirement in Portugal due to its low cost of living. This has caused a boom in the residential and commercial property sector, consequently triggering off many redevelopment and building programs all across the country.   more ...

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The Pros And Cons Of Teaching English In Portugal

Saturday April 11, 2015 (19:06:28)

Portugal has a booming tourism industry and learning English has become an important skill for many of the locals. This means that there is a growing demand for English teachers. Those who are considering English teaching jobs in Portugal will be happy to know that it is one of the best countries to live and work in because of the low cost of living and high quality of life. Portugal is also a scenic country with spectacular beaches, grand national parks, rich architecture and a vibrant culture.

There are many opportunities in Portugal for experienced and qualified teachers who are interested in teaching in private international schools. Most schools prefer teachers with a minimum of two years of relevant teaching experience. Native English speaking teachers will also be able to find suitable opportunities in public schools.   more ...

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Starting A Small Business In Portugal - 5 Things You Should Know

Tuesday April 22, 2014 (12:48:50)

Foreigners and nationals can start a business in Portugal as long as they have the required work permits and minimum capital investment. But many expats do feel that the bureaucratic process can be confusing and having a trusted local to help you navigate the system is an advantage. Here are five things you should know when starting your small business in Portugal.

Business environment in Portugal

According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 report, Portugal figures at number 31.   more ...

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5 Places You Might Want To Move To In Portugal But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Monday March 31, 2014 (22:38:29)

Portugal has many popular locations – the capital city Lisbon, the sea and sun-soaked region of Algarve and Porto, the home of the famous port wine. But there’s also a side of Portugal that still remains relatively untouched by the bustling tourism industry. These places are remote, but that’s exactly what makes them so special. Here are 5 places in Portugal you’ve probably never heard of, but might want to move to.

Monsanto

Monsanto in the Castelo Branco district is an ancient village perched on a mountaintop and overlooking the Portuguese countryside. It has remained unchanged for centuries and is considered to be a living museum.   more ...