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Holidays in Portugal – Aldeia da Pedralva

It’s sometimes hard to convince friends that just because we live in a holiday destination it doesn’t mean we are on holiday all the time (it’s Lou here, by the way). We still have to work, pay bills, go to the supermarket and complete all those household chores which are a part of daily life.…

How to Speak Portuguese – Lou’s Ten Portuguese Language Cheats

Life in Portugal can be tricky enough when you’re trying to negotiate the endless paperwork or identify strange looking cuts of meat in the butcher’s, let alone when you try and work out how to speak Portuguese. The difficulty with learning Portuguese is that what you say and hear doesn’t seem to correspond much with…

Living Abroad – a New Start

Hi, it’s Louise here with my first Moving to Portugal post. Happy New Year to you all 🙂 There’s a feeling of Spring in the air today – a feeling of fresh starts. As I sipped my morning tea on the balcony, the sun seemed a little warmer, the birdsong a little louder. Perhaps it’s…