Jaw dropping steak

I had a jaw dropping steak experience last night. An old building in a nearby market town had been gutted and re built into a two story restaurant. […]

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local Portuguese people

Do you know what the local Portuguese people think of you?   I came across this excellent blog the other day by Frank Nice “Foreign Footsteps” Insights, Tips, […]

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old Portuguese houses

  Browsing the internet the other day I was looking at old Portuguese houses. The ones sometimes called Solars. They usually have white painted render and very decorative […]

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Home Insulation in Portugal

I have mentioned Home Insulation before but it is worth mentioning it again. Just in case you are not aware of this most houses and apartments in Portugal […]

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Apartment in central Lisbon and Porto

It is becoming very popular to buy an apartment in central Lisbon and Porto.   People from all over the world are realizing that now is a golden […]

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Getting things in balance

We are often told by the medial that getting our work-life-balance right is good for our health and longevity. There are also balances which should be maintained and […]

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Home building and Renovation

If you are coming to Portugal either to buy a property or already own one you will no doubt be interested in the Home building and Renovation Show […]

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Don’t look under stones

Do you remember as a child turning over stones in rock pools to see what you could find in that strange world underneath. Shrimps, small fish or starfish […]

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Dreams are not always what you had hoped for

I came across a blog recently http://www.movingtoportugal.org/  that was written by a couple who had left the Algarve and gone back to London. I was struck by how […]

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Family Fiesta

We were invited to a friend’s family fiesta at the weekend. The fiesta (party/celebration/get together) was for nothing in particular other than the family pig was the right […]

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