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.Um Lisboeta Ingles – An Englishman In Lisbon
A travelling teacher with a penchant for cats (always the sign of a good soul) Kev has recently moved to the world capital of custard tarts, and is sharing his cultural experiences, the occasional whisper of intrigue and the thoughts all expats progress through as they settle into a new home.
Gail At Large
A personal travel blog, Gail at Large is the personal blog of a Canadian exploring life in Portugal. Journalling her international escapades for over 14 years, this expat blog is bursting with Gail’s zest for life, her capacity for mischief and personal recommendations of travel both within the Algave and abroad.
Dave and Alyson, a retired policeman and artist respectively, are sharing their experiences of the Algarve one beautiful photo at a time. Full of delicious carnivals and swimming Santas, life in Portugal is nothing if not fascinating.
My Home In Portugal
Laura’s Mum and Dad bought a home in Portugal and spend their spare time renovating the sad and previously unloved building. Charting their journey from installing new kitchens to buying a car, this retirement project is slowly getting more and more homely, perfect for visitors.
It Caught My Eye In Portugal
Wintering each year in Portugal away from the onslaught of gentle English rain, Becky and her husband are discovering as many delights of the Algarve as they can. Not just sharing their own adventures, they also reblog the discoveries of other bloggers who have fallen in love with Portugal.
Conversations With Hank
Presently in a conversational format rather than the usual prose of most blogs, this is a real life micro-sitcom about a family of four living in the north of Portugal: a midwestern American Artist, a Portuguese Scientist, a newborn and an eight year old. Sharing their experiences in a new culture, settling into a whole new language and the often poignant questions about life as an eight-year-old, Conversations With Hank is a treasure trove of real expat life.
Piglet In Portugal
Piglet In Portugal is a blog sharing the humourous situations making this expat laugh and cry. From the bizarre to the ridiculous, posts mostly feature her challenges faced thanks to language or cultural misunderstandings and everyday expat life as it happens.
No Particular Place To Go
American expats Anita and Richard yearned for exotic destinations when they retired, and found Portugal fitted the bill (well, with a caveat for the forseeable future.) In between sneaking pastéis de nata tarts they are conquering the often confusing process of settling into Portuguese life.
Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal
Julie is a British expat in Portugal sharing her passion for travel, writing and photography. With an entire category of her blog dedicated to living in Portugal and a plethora of fantastic travel advice, Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal is a pool of expat information.
Emma's House In Portugal
Full of practical tips, such as advice answering the difficult question of where to live in Portugal and how locals feel about free-ranging dogs, reading Emma’s House In Portugal is akin to settling in with a cup of tea with a good friend. As an Aussie who has gone native in the sunny shores of the Algarve 10 thousand miles away, her adventures will undoubtedly always be full of mayhem and sunshine.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Portugal, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!