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An Expat Talks about Living in Obidos, Portugal

Sep 17, 2021


Obidos, Portugal

An expat in Obidos, Portugal talks about what it's like to live in this beautiful town. If you're interested in remote work, Obidos is a great destination. It's a quiet town but Caldas is only five minutes away.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Obidos

How long have you lived there?

2 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Queen's Fitness, Obidos Lagoon, Baleal Beaches, Peniche Beach Figeuria Da Foz Beaches and Obidos main park.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Obidos is a tourist area so not many people actually live in the village like we do. The people who live in the Obidos village tend to be people who inherited their property. They keep to themselves and are very quiet.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Tourism.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Obidos is a tourist area for the castle. In Caldas it is a university town for art students, so you will see many different types of arts displayed.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Obidos is a great place to visit or to live if you do remote work. If you want more of a social life move to Caldas which is five minutes away.

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