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 Portugal
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Developed by Turismo de Portugal, the national Portuguese tourism authority, this is the place to find breathtaking locations and hidden gems off the beaten path. With the mild climate to enjoy, a coastline of splendid beaches, a highly diversified range of accommodation, night life and so many things to do, these factors all help to make Portugal a perfect destination for expat life. In fact, these accounts may make the country rather difficult to leave…
It Caught My Eye In Portugal
Escaping the onslaught of gentle English rain for the sunshine sprinkled shores of the Algarve, Becky and her husband are discovering as many delights of Portugal as they can fit in. Not just sharing their own adventures, they also re-blog the discoveries of other bloggers who have fallen in love with Portugal and share interesting articles on their Twitter account. The ‘useful links’ page of their blog is an essential tool.
Embodying the ethos of the slow travel movement, Emma is a freelance travel writer who doesn’t just scratch the surface of a country, but prefers to spend an entire year getting to know the real spirit of a culture. She has been living in Portugal since spring 2016, and shares her gorgeous images of the lesser known corners that tourists often miss. She confesses to having fallen for its shabby cities, white-washed villages, and its egg tarts.
Gail at Large is a fascinating blog launched in 2002 by Gail Aguiar, a Canadian photographer and 4x expat based in Portugal since late 2013. Sharing her 25+ years of travels experience and a fair bit of wisdom picked up along the way, Gail’s posts over all her social media channels are fascinating tidbits of Portuguese life.
From a local’s point of view (and the best way to hack some of the expat boundaries), the Beautiful Portugal social media channels are pretty unbeatable. Sharing everything special to the author’s heart – from visiting the mainland, swanning around the Madeira Islands and swooning at the Azores Island – there isn’t a corner of this fantastic country that doesn’t have a wonderful story.
A popular forum for English speaking folk in Portugal, the nearly 4,000 followers and fans are an active community supporting each other on the journey of expat life. Full of challenges and joys, the culture in Portugal is a special melting pot of traditions that globetrotters seem to settle into. The Facebook and Twitter accounts feature really interesting information that many people will find helpful – this is one to keep an eye on.
A globetrotting, travel addicted teacher with a penchant for cats and blogging (always the sign of a good soul), Englishman Kev has recently moved to the world capital of custard tarts. Sharing his thoughts about the language, cultural experiences, the occasional whisper of intrigue and the musings many expats have as they settle in a new home – this is the journey of a genuinely nice guy.
Expat Living Portugal
Kay & Nancy are two American, interior designer moms living the expat life on the Portuguese coast. Kay resides in the Lisbon area and Nancy in the Porto area, but both have their adopted country firmly settled in heart. Sharing tons of tips, real reviews, and a positive perspective about life on the European side of the pond, from north to south and everywhere in between – this is an account to follow.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in Portugal on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!