Seeking Life in The Sun? Here Are The Best Places To Live In Portugal

What’s not to love about Portugal? Whether you’re looking to emigrate to chase the sun, enjoy the beautiful beaches or just simply soak up a rich new culture, Portugal has it all.But where are the best places to live in the country? From the areas with the lowest crime rates, highest number of blue flag […]

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Quality Of Life In Portugal: What To Expect As An Expat

No matter where you live in the world, you may find yourself comparing your home country to your new destination each time you travel. After all, it can be fun to compare the differences between places as a way to see what’s unique; and whilst you can’t ultimately judge a destination by an initial list […]

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Interview With Louise Ross, Author, Women Who Walk

Louise, tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in expat life. I’ve lived outside of my country of origin, which is Australia, for more than three decades. I moved to Portugal from Colorado and there, I didn’t think of myself as an expatriate.All my friends were American – bar a couple of Australians […]

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How Long Does It Take To Become Fluent In Portuguese?

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 […]

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Portugal Or Spain – Which Would Suit You?

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 […]

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Portugal Facebook Group Round-Up September 2017

Welcome to this month’s round-up of discussion topics in our Expats In Portugal Facebook group. Adjustments and comparisons Eight days into her stay, one member has already noticed several differences between Portugal and her home country! Notable items include the sunshine and heat; the variety and affordability of excellent food; and how everything gets done […]

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Interview With Zara Quiroga, Author, Lisbon In 100 Bites

Zara, tell us a bit about yourself. What does a typical day in your life look like? I’m a Portuguese world traveler and I make a living as a travel and food writer.I was an expat in Dubai for almost five years, until late 2011. Since then and until a few months ago, I was […]

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The Best Beach Property Locations In Portugal

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.Apart from the abundant […]

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Portugal – Recommended Social Media Accounts

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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Visit PortugalFacebook Page | Twitter | Instagram […]

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