Algarve in October: Events & Festivals, Holidays, & Weather Guide

October in Algarve

October is one of the best times of year for low-cost trips to the Algarve. The high season crowds have all gone home, but the sun is still shining and there’s plenty going on. Reasons to visit the Algarve in October Most of the bars and restaurants are still open, so there’s lots of nightlife. … Read more

House Sitting in Portugal – How to Live in Portugal For Free

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Portugal is a great country to spend some time in and house sitting is one way to do that cheaply.   House sitting involves looking after someone’s home while they’re away in exchange for rent-free accommodation. Your main responsibility as a house sitter is usually looking after the owner’s pets, although every house sit is different and some people … Read more

Could Lisbon be the Next Berlin?

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Everyone wants to know where the ‘next Berlin’ will be, and Lisbon is often cited as one of the possibilities, along with places like Zagreb, Warsaw, Kraków, Detroit, Vienna, Tallinn, and Lima. There are probably plenty more. If you’re an affordable but liveable city, then you’ve got a good chance of getting mentioned at some … Read more

Is Nando’s Portuguese?

Nandos uses the Rooster of Barcelos as part of its logo and its menu is made up of dishes such as peri-peri chicken and pastéis de nata. But is it actually Portuguese? Nando’s is a popular restaurant chain worldwide, particularly in the United Kingdom where it has around 280 restaurants of the 1,000 or so restaurants it has … Read more