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Originally from London, I met my husband whilst on holiday in Portugal 30 odd years ago and have lived here ever since. When I reached 50, it seems I became a bit of an old rambler. Instead of inteligent conversation, I now ramble on about nothing. A blog seems like a good place to do this without boring the pants off everyone within earshot. As it's a blog, it's ok to yawn and move on to the next one, leaving me to my own devices.
We found Casa Azul one wet Monday morning in May 2009. It was just what we were after - a decrepit farmhouse in the depths of Central Portugal. Now restored, this is the story of its, and our, continuing renaissance.
The blog covers aspects of Lisbon (and Portugal) from a local’s perpective, highlighting things that may be overlooked during a quick visit and featuring others that should not be missed. It also covers upcoming events and occasionally offers personal reviews of services in the city.
The life and trials of our family's move from Lincolnshire, England to Lagos, Portugal
Through my blog I hope to share information about moving to Portugal plus a semi humorous account of everyday life. Situations or things that make me laugh or cry from the bizarre to the ridiculous along with the challenges I face due to language or cultural misunderstandings. Drop by and say Bom Dia!
Blogging the stories of our family life on a yoga retreat in the magical village and valleys of Amieira, Central Portugal. Everyday we are tending this beautiful land and its stone dwellings in our journey towards self sufficiency. Moses is the Portuguese name of this place, meaning many mill stones. And, providently, is also the name of our beloved golden retriever, without whom, we'd never have found it. We love you Moses.
Long long ago there was a little girl born. She loved her home and the urge to travel was never big. Later, when she grew up she decided to see the world (accomplished only in a tiny bit) and suddenly *boom*. The little - big girl decided to find her place in the world. Create a little home with no rush, with sun, laid back people and awesome food - Portugal.
Once upon a time there was a Canadian girl named Tango. She was on the path to study English Literature and Art History but a girl’s gotta eat, so she became an accountant. She moved from Calgary to Vancouver and, for the next ten years, she worked as a financial analyst for startups in the technology industry. She wore stilettos and drank a lot of martinis. Then Tango met Penfold. A whirlwind romance in the blogosphere ensued and soon they were snogging in Ireland, Portugal, Sri Lanka, England, Canada, and the United States. After careful analysis (she is an accountant, after all) Tango drained her martini glass, gave her stilettos to a needy tramp and moved to the hills of Portugal. This is her story.
A blog about buying a ruin and building a house in Portugal plus food, architecture, design, travel and animals. I didn’t come to Portugal looking for a house, but I think the houses came looking for me. I liked Portugal right away. The people are so laid back and unpretentious, the coffee and pastries are to die for, and the architecture is amazing. Lisbon and Porto, and many of the smaller towns are extraordinarily grand but so many of the richly decorated buildings are neglected and falling down.
A surfer stuck in the mountains of Portugal. Proudly sporting a ridiculous orange surfboard I marched boldly from the surf shop. Stopping briefly to hand my spectacles to a passer-by I stumbled blindly into the sea...
The best of Europe: Five blogs for five cities
What do Dublin, London, The Hague, Parma, and Galicia have in common? — Sorry, all being European cities, even though it is the right guess, doesn’t count. Okay, we will save you the hustle — here it is, they all have good expat bloggers! Expat.com brings them to you to introduce you to the expat life in the city they have decided to make a home (for now).