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My husband and I first discovered the wonderful Portuguese approach to food and life in 2004 on Madeira. After many Madeirian holidays, we decided in 2013 it was about time we discovered mainland Portugal. Looking for Winter sunshine, nature on the doorstep and good public transport which was also away from the main tourist areas led us to the east Algarve. We now stay here for up to 6 months of the year every year.
Now we've done it... We sold our house and everything we own and we're headed off to Portugal. Why? I guess the better question is why not? We're ready to stop the madness and enjoy a simpler life with our 11 year old son. Join us on our adventures as we learn about our new home in Portugal!
Sharing our life in the beautiful Algarve with you. Husband and wife Dave and Alyson Sheldrake left Britain and now live and work in the sunny Algarve as a photographer and artist respectively. This is their colourful and informative award-winning blog about their life in the Algarve.
Canadian photographer at large in Portugal, on 4th expat adventure. A daily blog since 2002, gailatlarge.com has a bit of something for everyone: photos, stories, videos, and resources. Observations from more than 23 years of independent travel in 35 countries.
conversationswithhank.com is a Micro -Sitcom about a family of three living in the north of Portugal: A midwestern American Artist, a Portuguese Scientist and a six year old. The site is in English with a peppering of (translated) Portuguese. Living in Portugal since 2010 this family will have you laughing your way through new conversations posted Monday-Friday. Popover and giggle your way through their expat experience!
In March 2013 my parents retired, they put their two dogs in the back of the car and drove to Portugal to begin their new life. This blog is about their home in Central Portugal, their day-to-day life and my own adventures.
Everyday events that take on a new twist when living in a new culture while learning the language, renovating a house, sorting out the children's education, looking for a new home and meeting the neighbours. Plus we disover activities within the region and why it's a great place to visit.
When I sold everything and left the U.S.A. I wanted to change myself. A life in a new country, climate and culture. Starting eating local food in season, throw off the 2 car garage pool lifestyle that was slowly killing me. After looking at all the E.U. countries, Portugal seemed to be the best fit, so far it is just the right size. Diagnosed bipolar a year before I left the States was a revelation I always knew I was different. Anywhere I am is a challenge. Here in Portugal I have been at my best and my worst. I don%u2019t have my close friendships of many years, but having access to good medical care at low cost is a revelation after the high costs of healthcare, mental health care in particular that was not helping me much in the States. The fresh local food that is easily available at low cost means I eat fresh fish, fruit and vegetables daily. The diabetes that traveled over with me and some 80 extra pounds have disappeared, my move to Portugal has saved my life. Together with The Citizen (aka Kevin 12 String), my best friend, lover and fellow adventurer, we have headed south for more sun and beaches to Lagos, on the southern coast. Now with a two kittens and my new therapist, we are still discovering new ways of living. The citizen has a talent for growing tomatoes and I still try to learn Portuguese. Each week there is another beach we can get to on the bus that stops right by our casa. Will I be here for the rest of my life? I believe that life happens when you stop making plans. I%u2019ll let you know. Bejinhos and Travel Well
Pieces and parts of my life adventures while living abroad. Current location Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal. Welcome to join my journey of Life.
Portugal is home to the beloved bacalhau, or saltcod. Allegedly, there are 365 different recipes for the dish: one for each day of the year. This American girl is fixin' to find out! In the meantime, I try out other Portuguese classic dishes and fend off occasional homesickness by making American comfort foods from scratch.
Sharing memorable experiences and snapshots of my life and travels in Portugal in an attempt to entertain, inform and possibly inspire people with an interest in Portugal.
Gail at Large
My name is Gail, I was born in the Philippines but immigrated to Canada as a young child with my family. I currently live in Porto, Portugal’s second-largest metropolitan area, located in the north on the Atlantic coast. Spain is an hour to the north and about two hours to the east.