Reviews: Michel Thomas Portuguese

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Michel Thomas Portuguese is an interactive audio-based course that covers European Portuguese. It’s interactive because the teacher, Virginia Catmur, explains an aspect of Portuguese, she asks her two students several questions. Sometimes she also asks Paulo, the native Portuguese speaker in the group, to demonstrate how something is correctly pronounced. The constant questions keeps the … Read more

Portuguese Sim Cards – A Guide to Getting Your Portuguese Mobile Number

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If you’re living in Portugal, you will need to get a Portuguese phone number at some point. You’ll probably need it to access you Portuguese bank account and you’ll need it when you register for anything, whether that’s registering for government services or at your local dentist, as most people won’t want to call an … Read more

Sam Vargas: From Naval Officer to Portugal-Based Web Developer

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Sam Vargas had a very unique journey to becoming a web developer, and especially one living in Portugal. An opportunity at a coding bootcamp in Lisbon gave him the opportunity to switch careers, and eventually lead to him making a permanent move to Portugal. Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m originally from London … Read more

How to Find A Clean & Safe Hotel in Portugal

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Recently, I decided to take a mid-week trip to Lisbon. I was already in Portugal, so there was no need to look at flights or travel insurance. I mainly just needed a place to stay. When booking a hotel, my main focus is normally price. This time, however, I was more interested in cleanliness. Specially, … Read more

Visiting the Algarve in Winter

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With 300 days of sunshine per year and temperatures that reach the early 20s during many winter months, it’s not surprise that many people are searching for a winter rental in the Algarve. Rental prices are cheaper, there are less tourists, and it’s warm but not unpleasantly hot — what’s not to love? Winter can … Read more

How to Find a Winter Rental in the Algarve

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Winter is a fantastic time to visit the Algarve. Temperatures are cooler but still reach 16-20° C during the day, there are very few tourists, and property rental prices are considerably cheaper. Despite the thousands of empty apartments and villas across the Algarve, finding a rental for the winter period isn’t as easy as it … Read more

What Living in Lisbon is Like (& Should you Move There)?

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For a long time, Lisbon was never seen as the place to move to. That was London, Paris, Rome – and all of the other major European capitals. All of that has changed in the past few years, however. Lisbon is now the place that everybody wants to move to.  And, it’s no surprise either. … Read more

Reviews: Linguno – A Very Comprehensive Language Learning App


Linguno is a very interesting language app that could really help you improve your listening, grammar, and vocab skills. The app covers several languages, including German, Spanish, French, and Italian, and it also covers Portuguese. Not only does it cover Portuguese, but it actually covers both European and Brazilian Portuguese. It’s one of the few … Read more

The A2 Language Requirement for Portuguese Citizenship

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The Portuguese passport is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, it gives you the right to live and work in Portugal. This blog is obviously biased, but that’s a very good reason on its own. Secondly, it gives you the right to live, work, and travel freely within the EU. It also … Read more