Despite Coronavirus, 48% of Tourists Would Visit Portugal in 2020

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Almost half (48.3%) of people who had planned to visit Portugal in 2020 would still do so if travel restrictions were lifted, with the majority (52.7%) hoping to visit Portugal in the autumn or winter. This is the big takeaway from Portugalist’s April 2020 survey of its readers, which had more than 700 responses.  Why … Read more

How to Watch Netflix with Dual Language Subtitles

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Netflix is a great tool for language learners. Not only will you find films and TV shows from all over the world on there (including Brazil and very occasionally Portugal) but many of the programs are dubbed into other languages as well. This means that even if there are only a few TV shows or … Read more

Faial Travel Guide: What to See, Do, Eat, & Drink

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Faial is one of the most beautiful islands in the Azores, and it offers several interesting things to do. It has a good airport and so it’s possible to get here from mainland Portugal (Lisbon mainly) as well as from many of the other islands on the Azores including Terceira and São Miguel. It also … Read more

Cheese, Clams, & Coffee – A Travel Guide to São Jorge

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Known as the “dragon island” and the “island of fajãs,” São Jorge is one of the most intriguing islands on the Azores. It’s incredibly hilly and steep, and many of the people live on fajãs – land that forms at the bottom of a cliff after an avalanche. Some people, those living in the town … Read more

Caves, wine, & cakes – A travel guide to Terceira

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Terceira is the second most popular Azores island after São Miguel. It has good flight connections to mainland Portugal and some international destinations like the UK and US, and it’s usually a popular island to visit. There aren’t as many attractions here as there are on São Miguel, but Terceira has its own charm. It’s … Read more

Wine, Whales, & A Very Big Mountain – The Pico Island Travel Guide

Famous for wine, whales, and its mountain, Pico is becoming an ever-increasingly popular island to visit on The Azores.  It’s also relatively easy to get to. It may not have direct flights from mainland Portugal yet, but the nearby Island of Faial does and you can get connecting flights from many of the other islands. … Read more

Sintra Travel Guide: What to See, Do, & Eat

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Visit Sintra and you will be surrounding by tuk-tuks, tourist trap restaurants, thousands of people taking selfies, and everything else that’s annoying touristy places. But as annoying as all of that can be, it’s not worth missing Sintra over. Sintra is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, and somewhere that you definitely should … Read more

Reviews: Nomadx – Monthly Rentals in Portugal & Beyond

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NomadX is a startup that allows you to find medium-term rentals, both flatshares and entire properties. It’s primarily marketed towards digital nomads, freelancers, and remote workers – basically people who work from home but who move around a lot doing it – but it’s definitely not exclusively for that crowd. Anyone, young or old, can … Read more