replied to the thread Help me please!
on the Portugal forum on December 05, 2013:
Hi ! My name is Thais Bastos, I was born in brazil but lived in the United States all my life. I am a US citizen. I have been with my fiancé for about three years and in November we were scheduled to get married. But one month before our wedding, ICE got him and he was deported back to Portugal. I can't bring him back for about two years. Can someone please help me find a job in Portugal so I can stay with him in the mean time please. We both came to America when we were children so we don't know how anything works in Portugal. He's lost out there and I need to be with him. Right now he's in Parede right by cascais. I will have my Portuguese citizenship in about one or two months. I speak both Portuguese and English. I would take anything, and I'll do really good, I just need a chance please help me. If anyone knows anything please contact me email@example.com
replied on December 05, 2013 with:
Hi Thais, I was born in the US and lived my entire life there as well. My husband and I decide to move to Portugal because we have 4 children and just thought we would provide a safer and better quality of life for them. I too was looking for a job and about 4 months ago a project was presented to me. I joined and I have had some success with it, If you would like just send me an email and I will get you some info. Best of luck to you.
posted Holiday Events & Expat Gatherings in Portugal
on the Portugal forum on December 04, 2013:
If you are a native English speaker that also speaks conversational Portuguese and would like come online work (9-12 USD/hr) Please PM me.
I'm very interested please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
replied on November 15, 2013 with:
Native English (American) speaker. Retired physician. Wife is portuguese, and that is what we speak at home. Interested to hear about this. jt
posted Apartment in Cascais Available
on the Portugal forum on December 01, 2013:
Bed and breakfast - Beautiful views over the river and the sea and lots of sunshine. I am renting a single room, or a double room for a couple. You are invited to use the house, cook and have a terrific time.
If you know of any Thanksgiving gatherings (at restaurants, clubs, etc.) that other expats could join, please post details here.
Americans in Portugal, a social organization, has a Cascais branch that hosts Thanksgiving dinner annually. The 2013 dinner is 8 pm at the Cultural Center on Nov 28 and costs 24 Euros/per. Reservations at: email@example.com
replied to the thread Moving to Spain or Portugal
on the Portugal forum:
There is not much activity on this site. My husband and I are retiring to either Spain or Portugal the first of the year. Wondering if there are any U.S. Citizens. I want to learn the language, but having someone who speaks English will be nice once in a while too.
Thank you James. All the information I am getting will really help us in making our decision. We will definitely visit all areas before we settle on one.
The Algarve is much hotter than southern California in summer. It is often over 40C that is over 100F. There is not much air conditioning and at hot times it does not always work.
The Algarve coast gets very crowded in summer with tourists mostly from Britain. For this reason almost everyone speaks quite good english.
Personally I think that Cascais, which is just to the west of Lisbon where the American posted from, is much nicer. There are two NATO bases there so quite a number of US and British work there. Again most people speak good english.
But you must certainly visit and look around before you decide where to settle. The north is cool and wet, the south hot and dry, Lisbon area in between and less touristy than the Algarve - which I personally believe has been partially spoiled, certainly along the coastal strip.
replied to the thread Fire Wood
on the Portugal forum:
Live in Cascais and looking for a source for fire wood.
We've located a couple of sources, delivered to one's home, and alternatives in the form of eco-friendly compressed wood logs. Thanks for the help!