Returning To Portugal: An Interview with Pamela Ferreira

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Pamela Ferreira grew up as a third culture kid, with an incredibly multicultural background that saw her living all over the world. However, she always felt drawn to Portugal and despite many cultural influences in her life, identified more as Portuguese than any other culture. Recently she decided to make the move to Lisbon from … Read more

How Simon Link & Sebastian Started a Medium-Term Rentals Company in Lisbon

Simon and Sebastian - Founders of bleisured

Simon and Sebastian - Founders of bleisured

After struggling to find medium-term rentals for their friends who wanted to visit Lisbon, Simon and Sebastian were inspired to start Bleisured. Bleisured offers fully-furnished apartments in Lisbon, all with a dedicated working space with an office desk, an ergonomic chair, and a 24” monitor—perfect for the thousands of digital nomads who visit Portugal every … Read more

What’s the Internet in Lisbon like?

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If you’re considering a move to Lisbon and wondering about the quality of home internet there, especially in terms of working from home, video calls, or streaming services like Netflix or YouTube, you’ll be pleased to know that Lisbon has fantastic internet. Despite Portugal’s reputation for a more laid-back pace in some aspects of life, … Read more

9 of the Best Cafes to Work from in Lisbon

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In Lisbon, a city filled with digital nomads and startup owners, finding a great cafe to work from isn’t hard, but it also isn’t always straight forward either. That’s what this article is here for. With so many remote workers and freelancers living in Lisbon, thanks in part to Portugal’s digital nomad visa, Portugal’s capital … Read more

Is Lisbon Over for Digital Nomads?

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Over the past few months, there have been an increasing number of blog posts, YouTube videos, and comments on social media saying that Lisbon is “over” — especially for digital nomads. Comments from NomadList where users talk about the high cost of rent, attitude from fed-up locals, and quality of housing have even featured on … Read more

Living in Lisbon vs Barcelona: Choosing Between Two Iberian Gems

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Ah, the Iberian Peninsula! A land of sun-kissed beaches, rich history, and vibrant cultures. If you’re a prospective expat dreaming of a life in Southern Europe, chances are you’ve considered both Lisbon and Barcelona as potential new homes. Both cities offer a unique blend of old-world charm and modern amenities, but each has its own … Read more

Lisbon VS Porto: Where Should Expats Choose to Live?

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If you’re looking to live in a large Portuguese city, there are really only two options, Lisbon and Porto. Both cities offer a unique blend of tradition and modernity but come with their own distinct characteristics. So which should you pick? Lisbon, the larger of the two, is the political, economic, and cultural centre of … Read more

From Toronto to Lisbon – An Interview with Amanda Perkins

After spending her twenties working long hours and travelling the globe, Amanda Perkins opted for a slower pace of life in Lisbon, somewhere she values for its nearby beaches, safety, and vibrant community.  What made you want to move to Lisbon? I initially came to the Algarve for a surf trip back in May 2018. … Read more