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How Long Does It Take To Become Fluent In Portuguese?

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday October 10, 2018 (14:01:09)   (1181 Reads)
This is a question that every new learner of the language tends to ask themselves before they begin.

After all, timelines are important. They help us to set targets, stay on track and ensure we meet our goals by a specific date. Which, if you’re learning a new language because you’re relocating, can be incredibly important. However, the answer isn’t that simple, as the time it takes will depend on the time you have and the environment yo ...    more ...
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Staying Healthy In Cascais: A Guide To Local Gyms, Health Clubs And Sports Groups

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:38:44)   (1032 Reads)
Chances are, if you’re anything like me, living in Portugal will mean you’ll have a lot of pastel de nata that you’ll be needing to burn off! Even if that’s not the case, exercise is great for your health, energy and overall wellbeing. It also gets you out and about – it’s a brilliant way to start learning your way around your new home, and can be a powerful social tool, helping you meet like-minded people and start building friends ...    more ...
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Portugal Or Spain - Which Would Suit You?

Posted by: Scar on Friday November 10, 2017 (14:43:43)   (3114 Reads)
The world is brimming with possibilities; you can make a home anywhere you desire. From finding comfort in an unknown land to exposing yourself to a cultural shock and learning to empathize with the differences that unite us, expat life can be both exciting and challenging. Travelling to and settling down in another country brings with it its own set of inspiring and unexpected adventures. If you’ve got your list of possible destinations, it’ ...    more ...
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The Best Beach Property Locations In Portugal

Posted by: Scar on Saturday May 06, 2017 (03:28:30)   (4429 Reads)
(c) makunin
With expansive stretches of white beaches and towering mountains, Portugal, located on the west of the Iberian Peninsula, is a haven for expats who love plenty of sunshine. Surrounded by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal has a population of nearly 10 million, and is especially known for its long hot summers.    more ...
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Nine Traditional Portuguese Foods You Should Try

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday November 15, 2016 (15:13:40)   (2154 Reads)
(c) Condesign
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, apparen ...    more ...
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How Does Being An Expat In Portugal Differ From Holidaying There?

Posted by: Scar on Friday June 10, 2016 (10:33:27)   (2777 Reads)
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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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Interview With Allana Da Graca, Expat Author

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday May 04, 2016 (09:40:29)   (1304 Reads)
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

Posted by: scar on Thursday December 17, 2015 (17:00:45)   (1421 Reads)
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 ...    more ...
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5 Places You Might Want To Move To In Portugal But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Posted by: Carole on Monday March 31, 2014 (22:38:29)   (3316 Reads)
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.

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Are These The Best Golf Courses For Expats In Portugal?

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday February 18, 2014 (04:03:53)   (2906 Reads)
Tourists and expats alike quickly fall in love with the pleasant buzz and the warm natives of Portugal. The warm climate, economical property prices and modest cost of living make it an attractive destination. A big advantage is that Portugal has a diverse and thriving expat community, which makes it easy for foreigners to adjust. Over the last few decades, Portugal has also served as a major golfing destination. There are a variety of courses to ...    more ...