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

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Simon and Sebastian - Founders of bleisured

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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 Noisy? Where Are the Noisiest & Quietest Neighbourhoods

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Lisbon, with its vibrant culture and picturesque landscapes, can sometimes be a noisy place, posing a challenge for light sleepers. It’s crucial to do your homework before settling on a rental space, whether it’s an apartment rental or an Airbnb, as adaptation to the city’s sound levels varies greatly among individuals. While some areas of … 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

The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Costa da Caparica

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Situated a stone’s throw from Portugal’s vibrant capital, Lisbon, Costa da Caparica is growing as a hotspot for digital nomads from across the globe. The allure of its expansive sandy beaches combined with a surfer’s paradise makes it a haven not just for relaxation, but for those seeking an invigorating blend of work and play. … Read more

The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Ericeira

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Renowned for its world-class waves, this quaint seaside town is not only a surfer’s paradise but also offers proximity to the vibrant city of Lisbon, blending the charm of small-town life with the conveniences of a nearby metropolis. Ericeira is one of several digital nomad hotspots in Portugal, including Lisbon, Lagos, and Madeira, and a … Read more

5 Best Ericeira Co-Working Spaces To Work At

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While most people come to Ericeira to surf, sometimes you have to work too, and the town’s many coworking spaces offer more than just a desk and Wi-Fi. They’re a gateway to a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, a haven for digital nomads, freelancers, and even locals seeking a change from their home office. With … Read more

15 Of the Best Places to Live Near Lisbon

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Lisbon, the ever-popular capital of Portugal, has long been a magnet for those seeking a blend of historic charm, vibrant culture, and a laid-back lifestyle. However, as the city centre burgeons with popularity, it’s becoming increasingly expensive and competitive to secure a home within its narrow, cobbled streets. For many, the allure of Lisbon isn’t … Read more