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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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Osborne turns the cold shoulder on expat pensioners

The UK Government's Spending Review gives cold comfort to many Europe-based British pensioners.

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An elderly tram at the top of a hill in Lisbon

Top of the hill

Pic of the Week – 30 April 2007 by Manuel Silva © 2004 All images are digitally watermarked – please don’t infringe copyright! A tram stands at the top of a hill in Lisbon, apparently going nowhere but down. (If you look at the lines you’ll see they end abruptly just uphill of where the […]

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Christmas around the world – Portugal

I love Christmas, always have done. I’m not a practising Christian (don’t hold that against me) but I just love the build up, the colours – red, green, white, gold, the lights, the christmassy images of snow-covered pine trees, log fires, reindeer, snow, candles, christmassy flower arrangements, the friendly Santa faces – it’s feel good […]

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Halloween in Portugal

Celebrating Halloween, as we know it, here in Portugal is a relatively new social phenomenon. Witches and ghouls galore, kids’ parties, commercial tra la la. This concept doesn’t mean anything to the Portuguese. Thank globalisation for this commercial orgy. Halloween here is usually spent at the cemetery in preparation for All Saints’ Day, 1 November. On […]

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