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Arrifana Dreaming

Four years ago we bought a house on the Vale da Telha in the Western Algarve to rent as a holiday let with a plan of retiring there a few years down the line. This is our journey from viewings and purchasing, to setting up a holiday rental and finally to creating a home to retire to...

Gail at Large

Gail at Large is a 15-year old blog with a focus on Portugal, Portuguese culture, expat life, and travel. Based in Porto since late 2013 and previously in Toronto and Vancouver, with expat stops in the USA, Scotland, and Australia.

Portugalist

Portugalist.com is run by James and Jemma, a couple from Ireland and Scotland who now live in Portugal. The blog covers their expat life in Portugal as well as topics such as the cost of living in Portugal, restaurant reviews, and more.

Portugal Travel Tips

A guide to Portugal from an Englishman who has been visiting for three decades. I also lived in Porto for a few years.

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It Caught my Eye in Portugal

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.

PORTUGAL NEWSWATCH

Reflections on current affairs in Portugal by journalist and author Len Port.

The Many Adventures of Team Calcott (in Portugal)

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!

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Mr Kev's Adventures

This is my travel blog and includes travelling experiences around the countries I've lived in - Poland and Portugal - as well as trips I've taken on holidays, further afield! :)

Algarve Blog

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.

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Um Lisboeta Ingles - An Englishman in Lisbon

My day to day experiences of life as an ex-pat English teacher in Lisbon.

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Conversations with Hank

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!

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My Home in Portugal

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.

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Sandcastles in Portugal

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.

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An Adventure Abroad

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

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Portugal in Pictures

An expat shares her view of Portugal - its people, places and culture through the lens of a camera.

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CBC Portugal Missions

A family of seven living their faith in northern Portugal.

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Expat in Portugal

Tales of moving to Portugal and setting down new roots.

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Cafe Lola

a photo blog of my travels

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Sandra lives Life

Pieces and parts of my life adventures while living abroad. Current location Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal. Welcome to join my journey of Life.

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This month's expat blog: Hyggjaa

Izabella comes from Sønderjylland, in the South of Denmark, but has been travelling since she was five. After spending years in England, she met her prince charming and decided to move to Texas, in the USA when she turned 19. Hyggjaa, her blog, is about her wanderings, her struggles to find her place and her pursuit of the American dream. Have you ever wondered what life in the USA is all about? Find out through the adventures of a Danish country girl in Texas who spends her time between writing, acting, sailing, and her passion for music and photography.