10+ Expat Supermarkets & Online Shops For That Essential Taste of Home

No matter how much you try to deny it, and no matter how much you love Portuguese food, there are always things that you miss from home. It could be strong tea bags (British), Vegemite (Australians), Tayto crisps (Irish), sausages (Germans), or BBQ (Americans). Although you can find some of these things in the Portuguese … Read more

Supermarkets in Portugal: A Guide to Online & Offline Shopping

If you’re visiting Portugal for the first time, you may not know what all of the Portuguese supermarkets are. Some names you’ll probably recognise (Lidl and Aldi, for example), but you may never have heard of Continente, Pingo Doce, or Auchan. It’s often a good idea to check if there’s a supermarket near where you’re … Read more

Gift Vouchers for People in Portugal: 10+ Easy Gift Ideas

Buying gifts for people living in Portugal or that are coming to Portugal can be difficult but, thankfully, more and more companies now offer gift cards that can be used here. And, let’s be honest: a gift card is a present that’s actually going to get used.  Gift cards are especially great for people that … Read more

Online Shopping in Portugal

Although Portugal has fantastic high-speed home internet, online shopping is not as popular in Portugal as it is in other countries. But it’s growing in popularity – both as a way of buying from Portuguese retailers and also as a way of buying (often cheaper) products from abroad. Read the guides Shopping at some sites … Read more

Groupon-Style Deals Websites in Portugal

Although the quality of deals on websites like Groupon are sometimes questionable, they can be a great place to find restaurant deals, cheap haircuts, gift ideas, and inspiration for things to do. As of 2016, Groupon Portugal no longer exists. Unfortunately, the owners of Groupon made the decision to shut down Groupon in Portugal along … Read more

Amazon Germany: A Delivery Guide for International Shoppers

Amazon Germany (amazon.de) is the second-largest Amazon store in Europe (only Amazon UK is bigger), and it’s often the cheapest Amazon store as well. It’s not only popular with shoppers in Germany and other German-speaking countries like Austria and Switzerland, but also from other European countries like Portugal. Amazon.de is so popular internationally that it’s actually … Read more

Amazon Spain: A Delivery Guide for International Shoppers

Amazon Spain is the third largest Amazon in Europe after Amazon UK and Amazon Germany. As well as shoppers in Spain, it’s also very popular with Amazon shoppers in Portugal: Amazon Spain is the closest warehouse to Portugal geographically and, if you live in Portugal and are looking for expedited delivery, it’s often the fastest … Read more

How to Switch Amazon Germany (Amazon.de) to English

Amazon Germany is a multilingual site that’s not only available in German, but also in other languages like English, Dutch, Polish, Turkish and Czech. To change the default language from German into any of the other languages, simply head to Amazon.de and click on the globe that’s located just below the search box. This changes … Read more

Using Ebay in Portugal

EBay isn’t used much in Portugal. You won’t find many Portuguese sellers on there, you won’t find many Portuguese buyers, and there isn’t a Portuguese version of eBay (eBay.pt): you’ll have to use eBay.com and filter by sellers who ship to Portugal. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth using eBay — it can be useful … Read more