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Expats in Portugal: 5 Tips for Summer

Expats in Portugal tend to have a love/hate relationship with the summer. While we look forward to the arrival of sunshine, atmosphere and things to do, we usually start to complain by mid-July when the roads get busy, restaurant service becomes shambolic, and timing a trip the supermarket badly can mean queuing like it’s Christmas…

April – Ten Fabulous Things

Monday mornings are a lot easier to deal with when the sun floods through the curtains as soon as we pull up the shutters. I am very thankful that I really can’t find a lot to complain about right now, and yesterday as I sat on the beach, I started thinking about all the great…

A Weekend of Discovery Part 2

Continuing my report of a very pleasurable weekend exploring our new home-country, we arrive at Sunday. The weather was not quite up to the standard of the previous day, and we initially resigned ourselves to visiting the supermarket to get provisions and having a quiet day in. We headed off to Continente, our nearest supermarket,…

A Weekend of Discovery Part 1

Last week was a week of really loving being in Portugal, without a single wobbly “what have we done?” moment. The process of settling in has continued, helped by some beautiful weather especially over last weekend. As we currently have a car, we took advantage of our mobility, and the sunshine, and went on one…