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Lisbon, which is Portugal's capital and biggest city, has an international outreach with its own particular personality and atmosphere. By moving to this city, you will enjoy a dynamic urban life whereby everything goes at its own rhythm, especially for those who are working here.

Close to the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a beautiful cityscape with cobbled streets and earthenware-tile facings.

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Does the promise of an affordable lifestyle with fantastic weather and brilliant food connect to your wish of furthering your education? Lisbon alone offers 34 different universities, both private and public, with a wide range of options regarding BAs, MAs and PhDs - some of the courses are even taught in English.

So you have found the perfect University in Lisbon and got accepted. Congratulations! It's time to start packing and researching all the details to budget and prepare for what is undoubtedly to be the best time of your life. That's what universities are for, right? And studying and getting a degree as well, of course.

Any expat about to settle in Lisbon will have heard about Portuguese delicacies: pastel de nata, of course (custard tarts, in English) and bacalhau (salted cod), ubiquitous in restaurants and bakeries all over the city, all year round. Despite a lot of influences from colonies across the Atlantic and in the Indian Oceans, Portuguese gastronomy has managed to keep true to its simple but delicious traditions.

Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, is one of Europe's most historical and symbolic capitals, offering a wealth of history, culture, entertainment, and places to explore. It offers many things to see and do, no matter what your interests are. Here’s an overview of things to do in Lisbon, to assist expats who are relocating to the city. It is worth noticing that Lisbon places traditional importance when it comes to family, and most activities will be kids friendly -- even football stadiums. Culture and History

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, has a wide range of transportation options, making it extremely easy for new arrivals to get around the city. Below is an overview of the city’s transportation options, which can help expats find their way around town, plan their work commutes, and make the most of the city.

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Mr Kev's Adventures

3 years ago

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! :)

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Um Lisboeta Ingles - An Englishman in Lisbon

4 years ago

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

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Sandcastles in Portugal

6 years ago

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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