An Overview of International Schools in the Algarve

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Are you considering making the Algarve your family’s new home? You’re in good company! The Algarve’s expat community in this stunning region is growing, and with it, the number of international schools has risen, offering a variety of educational options for families from the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Germany, the Netherlands, and all over. … Read more

The Best Cities and Towns for Americans Planning to Live in Portugal

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So, you’ve decided to make the exciting move from America to Portugal? Thanks to attainable residency visas like the D7, golden visa, and digital nomad visa, Portugal has become an incredibly popular destination for Americans to move to. But the big question is: just where in Portugal should you live? That’s where this guide comes … Read more

Should You Use A Buyer’s Agent When Buying Property in Portugal?

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Buying a property in Portugal can be an exciting adventure, but it’s no secret that the Portuguese property market can seem a little like the wild wild west, especially if you’re new to the country. Enter the buyer’s agent, a professional who’s dedicated to holding your hand through the entire journey, from finding your dream … Read more

Will My Phone Work in Portugal? Should I Buy a New One Before Moving?

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If you’re planning a move to Portugal one thing you might be wondering is, “Will my mobile phone (or cell phone) work over there?” Your phone is such an important part of daily life nowadays. Whether it’s keeping in touch with family and friends, getting directions with maps, or quickly looking something up – your … Read more

8 Of The Best Places to Live in the Algarve

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The Algarve, located in the southernmost region of Portugal, has long been a favourite destination for expats from around the world, particularly those from the United Kingdom, United States, France, Spain, and Germany. With its stunning beaches, picturesque towns, and laid-back lifestyle, it’s no wonder that so many people choose to call this beautiful place … Read more

Do You Need to Learn Portuguese to Live in Portugal?

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Moving to a new country can be an exciting yet daunting experience, especially when there’s a language barrier. If you’re considering relocating to Portugal, you might be wondering if learning Portuguese is a necessity. In this article, we’ll explore the residency visa requirements and the day-to-day situations where knowing the language can make a difference. … Read more

Positively Pregnant in Portugal: An Interview with Shona Becker

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Shortly after Shona moved to Portugal, she found out that she was pregnant. While obviously excited, she was also unsure how to navigate being pregnant in a country where she didn’t really know the language or culture. Her experience later inspired her to create Positively Pregnant in Portugal, a resource for expectant mothers also living … Read more

DailyNata Review: A Context-Driven Approach to Learning European Portuguese

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DailyNata is an online platform designed to help learners master European Portuguese. With its unique approach to language learning, engaging content, and supportive community, DailyNata is quickly becoming an incredibly popular resource for learning European Portuguese (especially thanks to this discount for Portugalist readers). The platform bases its lessons on breaking down the language used … Read more

The Best of Both Worlds: Living in Portugal Near the Spanish Border

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If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the rich cultures of both Portugal and Spain, living in a Portuguese town near the Spanish border might be the perfect choice for you. From the northern regions to the sunny Algarve, there are several charming towns that offer easy access to Spain, allowing you to regularly experience … Read more