Does Moving To Portugal Mean You Have to Change Everything In Your Life?

"moving to portugal enjoying life"Making the move to a foreign country is a huge change in a persons life but does moving to Portugal mean that you have to change everything in your life or are you able to keep up many of the hobbies and pastimes that you may have enjoyed in the UK or your home country?

When I first moved to Portugal everything really did seem very foreign to me – it might sound strange but after coming on holiday here for so long for some reason I thought the transition would be very easy and I would be able to continue my life in a very similar way to the way I had lived in the UK.

The Truth About Living In Portugal – Part 4 – You Will Miss Home

"living in portugal home sick"Making the move and living in Portugal is usually the best decision you will ever make but that is not to say that you won’t ever miss home.

Moving to another country, wherever it is in the world, is a huge step for most people and until you actually make the move yourself you will never know what you are going to miss about being in your own home country.

The good news is that there is usually far more that you will love about living in Portugal than you will miss about home but there is no shame in admitting that you are home-sick every now and again.

Moving To Portugal – Your Light Bulb Moment

"moving to portugal light bulb moment"

Everyone who has ended up moving to Portugal has usually had their very own light bulb moment, a moment in your life when you finally make the decision to pack your bags and leave for sunnier shores.

For many people the idea of moving to Portugal or another country begins to formulate after a holiday or visit to the region.  I can’t count the number of people who I have met who are on holiday and say longingly that they would love to come and live in Portugal.

The Truth About Living In Portugal – Part 2 – You Will Always Be A Foreigner

"being foreign in portugal"

So you have made the move and are now living in Portugal but it now won’t matter if you live here for the rest of your life, you will always be considered to be a foreigner.

The good thing about living in Portugal though is that there are so many foreigners that you will never feel like you cannot be part of the community, you just have to realise that you will always be somewhat of an outsider.

E is for Expat

"E is for Expat"Today we are discussing one of the proudest topics we could ever cover, E is for Expat. This year I am so proud to be able to celebrate my 4th year of being an expat of Portugal. If you do not know, an expat is someone who had the good fortune to move to Portugal and live here as one of their own. Many people think that becoming a Portuguese expat is as easy as getting off a plane and walking to a local restaurant for a bite to eat. Portugal is a very welcoming place, but any expat will tell you, there are a few things that you pick up along the way.

The Algarve Resident Vs The Portugal News

For expat residents of the Algarve there are two main newspapers offering you newsworthy information for living in the Algarve. They are the Algarve Resident and The Portugal News.

In our three years in the Algarve we have read both of them but because they have a lot of similar content in both we spent many years just reading The Algarve Resident.