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Portugal

An Expat Guide To Renting Property In Lisbon

Friday April 07, 2017 (14:42:18)
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The hilly coastal city of Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and also the hub of the country’s economy. It is located south of the center of the Atlantic coast, one of the only major European cities to be located this far west. It is also the most densely populated region in Portugal, and popular among Portuguese nationals and expats alike.   more ...

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Portugal

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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Portugal

A Brief Guide To Buying Property In Portugal

Tuesday August 02, 2016 (12:02:07)
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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

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 ...

Portugal > Living

Portugal

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

Friday June 10, 2016 (10:33:27)
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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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Portugal

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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Portugal

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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Portugal

Interview With Gabrielle Collison, Author of Buying Property in Portugal

Wednesday November 18, 2015 (13:56:49)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "Buying Property in Portugal"?

I was born in London and attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person, and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 to start a job in structural engineering in London. However, I later returned to academic life and studied Sports Science at university to post-graduate level.   more ...

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Portugal

Interview With Expat Author Gabrielle Collison

Thursday November 12, 2015 (17:35:59)
Gabrielle Collison
Gabrielle, please tell us a bit about yourself.

A Londoner by birth, I later moved out to Surrey where I attended Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam. Being a rather free-spirited person and finding the constraints and curriculum of an all girls’ grammar school a bit too much, I left at 16 (to the probable consternation of my headmistress) and started an apprenticeship in structural engineering in London.   more ...

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Portugal

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

Tuesday June 30, 2015 (19:46:35)
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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 ...