If you decide to live in Portugal the good wines may be for something. Indeed Portugal is known to have quality vineyards and affordable but good wines in shops. And if you tasted 200 of them for only 3 €? Bob, the Expats' Personal Assistant in Lisbon and Portugal, makes you discover an event not to be missed if you are a wine lover. Let's go !
The celebrations of the Epiphany in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro highlight a tradition that provokes an annual uproar among foreigners: parents encourage their children, some aged 5, to smoke cigarettes. Where does this tradition come from in this village 450km north of Lisbon? What do the locals think? Bob, the Expats Personal Assistant tells you everything.
We will not deny it : a rainy day in Lisbon it is not the best to have fun.
But neither bad weather, cold or rain can stop someone who wants to enjoy the beautiful Lisbon and discover new activities.
Prepare the boots and the umbrella because from now on you will have no more excuses to rhyme rainy day with boring day.
We offer here six activities that can make the days of greyness very pleasant.
Everyone seems to be going to Portugal right now. Indeed, last month the country reported gleefully that it was heading for another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 7.1 million foreign visitors stayed in Portuguese hotels in the first seven months of 2017 – up 13 per cent year-on-year. Here's why the country, which celebrates its Republic Day today and was this week named Europe's best destination at the World Travel Awards, is proving so popular...
The Portuguese place a lot of importance on family life. Outsiders may even observe that Portuguese parents and grandparents appear to spoil and overprotect their children.
You may find that relocating to Portugal with children will make you more approachable. Other parents are likely to invite you over or out to social events. Children are also quicker at picking up a new language and this can help the whole family integrate.
If you’re going to be spending Christmas and New Year in Portugal, either as an expat or on holiday, this post is for you. Find out how and where to celebrate, how the Portuguese do things and what events are going on during the festive season (scroll down if you’re most interested in these).
Expat Christmas dilemmas
Compared to the UK, Christmas celebrations in Portugal can seem rather short and low-key, leaving some people unsatisfied and others relieved. In Portugal, Christmas really is a family affair so if you’re away from yours it might seriously affect your enjoyment of it. For good or bad!