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Expat insights into life in Portugal

"Portugal is a popular destination for expats as well as tourists, with communities dotted throughout the country, most notably the Algarve. The favourable weather and excellent cuisine make it easy to see why, too. But once expats relocate here they can be subjected to life-changing experiences and learn valuable lessons from their Portuguese neighbours." Jamie Waddell gives us the insights of three English-speaking expats who made the move to Portugal.

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Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco State, Mexico

A trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

"Getting out of the hotel and even back in was like crossing through Checkpoint Charlie in the '70s. I guess they have had some issues with bandits robbing busloads of tourists and they try to keep the vendors away from the hotel where they can bother the visitors." Graeme goes on holiday down Mexico way - and finds that rest and relaxation ends at the resort hotel perimeter fences.

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Simplon Tunnel, Italian (southern) entrance

Five questions about tunnels – Quick Quiz

There's more to tunnels than meets the eye - and not just because they're under cover! Here's five questions about these engineering marvels.

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School traditions from around the globe

The first day of school is a big day in any child's life. Here's a charming cartoon animation about school traditions from around the world, narrated by some little kids.

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Ask the expats: Top tips for settling in abroad

"Relocating is always a tough task and settling in to a new culture/environment can be extremely problematic. No matter how many expert guides you read, the fact is that there is nobody better qualified to give you advice than somebody who’s had to do it themselves!" Jamie Waddell has compiled a list of useful hints to smooth the path for new expat arrivals.

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