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14 suitcases

Left our jobs, sold our house, and moved overseas. Two adventurers + two dogs + 14 suitcases = happiness.

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Bicycles and Biscuits

In search of an unhurried life. Rural and overseas living in the Algarve shared with humour and usually some mention of food.

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Life as expat couple in Luanda

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Cutting Edge Mediterranean Recipes

A great collection of delicious, healthy, quick and easy recipes from all around the Mediterranean.

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Diary of An Accidental House-Girlfriend

Born in Malaysia, educated in Australia, worked in Singapore and now living in Portugal - life sure brings along funny twists and turns. Join my adventures as I dive into something totally out of my comfort zone. From a career in advertising to a kitchen and domestication. I can assure you it´ll be hilarious.

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Gail at Large

Canadian freelance photographer living in Portugal since 2013. The blog started in 2002 and focuses on expat life and Portuguese culture.

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Portugalist is written by two expats living in Portugal. The blog covers life in Portugal with travel information for those visiting key parts of Portugal including The Algarve, Lisbon, and Porto.

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Runaway Squid

An American couple in their 30's abandon their lives in Los Angeles and move to Morocco, then Egypt, and finally, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Sand Castles in Portugal

A blog about the journey of an expat family in Central Portugal, the joys of schooling, renovating an old house, cultural differences, house hunting plus local events and attractions.

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Living in Portugal GuideLiving in Portugal Guide

Our Living in Portugal Guide is a primer on everything about living in Portugal: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, obtaining a driver's license, how to bring your pet with you and more.

Portugal Forum Portugal Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in Portugal.

Best Places to Live in Portugal Best Places to Live in Portugal

Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' recommendations.

Healthcare in PortugalHealthcare in Portugal

Expats in Portugal with a residency visa can participate in the national health care system. Here's what you need to know about the SNS and the combination of public and private services you'll need to manage your health in Portugal.

Cost of Living in PortugalCost of Living in Portugal

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Portugal.

Moving to PortugalMoving to Portugal Guide

Expats moving to Portugal are drawn by a variety of places to live, a rich history and so much more. Here are some tips on what it means to move there, and how to make it happen.

Real Estate in PortugalReal Estate in Portugal

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Portugal.

Pros Cons of Living in PortugalPros & Cons of Living in Portugal

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Portugal.

Retiring in PortugalRetiring in Portugal

Advice for people retiring in Portugal.

Visa and Residency PortugalPortugal Visa & Residency Guide

Thanks to Susan Stults Korthase for this helpful overview of current requirements to begin the process of obtaining a Residency Visa when moving from the US to Portugal.

Contribute to Portugal Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Portugal.

10 Tips for Living in Portugal10 Tips for Living in Portugal

Expats in Portugal enjoy the Portuguese lifestyle, the beautiful landscapes, and the variety of places to visit and live. Find information about where to live, health care, residency visas and more as you delve into how to live well in Portugal.

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