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Prominent for its rich cuisine, wine and medieval architecture, Porto is an ideal destination for expatriates who are looking forward to work, study or retire in Portugal.

Thanks to its dynamic economy, Porto has attracted many local companies which provide professional opportunities to expatriates. If you are searching for quality living in a warm climate and welcoming environment, why not turn to Porto?

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The process of choosing a city to live in is not easy. We understand the responsibility inherent to such choice and, therefore, we want to share some relevant information about Porto to help you make an informed decision. Are you a peoples person? Do you love sunny days? Are you keen on living downtown? Be sure to inform yourself about the city before you take this huge step, and you can start right away by managing your expectations with our help.

Portugal welcomes large numbers of tourists every year for its historical and cultural richness. It also attracts expatriates under certain conditions. Discover the country…

Deciding to study abroad can be a nerve-wrecking decision, especially when its time to choose the foreign institution where your studies will continue and take care of all the bureaucratic process. Fear not, since Porto is a very friendly city for both international students and professionals.

Porto's culture can be felt while walking through the streets and interacting with the locals, but also in its museums, restaurants and the concert halls. Those are the details that will forever shape your experience in Porto, as this is a city that lets you be a part of its core. That being said, there are plenty of activities for you to choose from depending on your mood and company.

When in Porto, you will get the chance to contemplate its magnificent riverfront, walk through the old town's busy streets and taste the best Port Wine in the planet. It may be a challenge knowing what to do during weekdays, so here are five suggestion for five weekdays:

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5 years ago 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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