Hello My husband and I just retired and we would like to spend a few years out of the US. I am well below the retirement age but my husband is a bit older so we are thinking of taking off for maybe 3 years and seeing the world. We do have a budget and don't have need to live on the expensive side at all. Our son is in a band and they played a European tour twice and he loved Portugal. They were in Lisbon and Porto.
My first question is when is the best time to stay in Portugal and where. We love the water so that is a big plus. We need to know if it is possible to rent a room somewhere for maybe a few months at a time or even a month at a time as we may be moving around. I know we are limited to 90 days so we need to plan wisely.
We also do not want to rent a car so being able to stay in a place where there is good public transportation would be wonderful. We do not speak the language but will try and learn some before we take off.
We are also looking at other safe affordable places to spend our time. We are looking at Vietnam as well because of the cost of living but the quality of life there has me wondering how long we want to stay.
We would appreciate any helpful information about Portugal and spending time there and where to go and best affordable types of lodging. Thank you for any help. We are hoping to take off here in a few months and check out some places like Vietnam but maybe Portugal as well.
Our son could not say enough nice things about it even though the time was brief. Thank you again!