Since writing this post we have published a book about moving to Portugal:
If you are in the USA or Canada you can buy it here.
Last week I looked over my past posts and realised I have now been blogging about moving to Portugal and living in Portugal for nearly two years. It occurred to me that for new readers arriving at the blog, it might feel like switching on the TV half-way through a film, especially now we have completed the move and lived here for a while.
As well as a way of looking back over this exciting stage of our lives, I like to think the blog will help and inspire other people planning on living in Portugal, and provide useful information, so to this end, I thought the start of a year would be a good time to do a bit of a re-cap post, highlighting some of the most significant and / or well-received posts of the past two years.
For regular readers, I apologise, as this is going to seem like one of those annoying episodes of “Friends” with nothing but flashbacks and no new material. Normal service will resume very shortly.
Moving to Portugal – Before the Move:
So Why Portugal? – exploring our reasons for choosing the Algarve
Broken Britain – A rant about why we left the UK. Looking back I find it hard to believe I used to be so cross all the time!
The First Few Months:
The First Day, and the night before – The day we left for Portugal
Cultural DIfferences – The first things we noticed
The Weather Outside is Frightful - Bad times in our first house in Tavira, dealing with rain and mould problems!
Moving Swiftly On – Moving to a modern Algarve apartment
Learning Portuguese – Experiences with learning a new language
My Wife’s View – A very popular guest post from my wife, describing her new life in Portugal.
Red Tape Rant – Hassles with bureaucracy.
Life in Portugal
Six Month Review – Looking back over the first six months
Positive Life Changes – Benefits of living in Portugal
The following posts will be of use to people planning a move of their own:
Portugal Web Directory – A huge list of sites that have helped us.
Finding Work in Portugal – Investigating the employment situation in Portugal
There are a few absolute must buy books for anyone planning to move to Portugal: