In Search of a Gluten-Free Pastel de Nata in Portugal

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Across Portugal more and more gluten-free bakeries are popping up, and many of them are offering gluten free custard tarts. Similarly, for those seeking plant-based options, Portugal also does not disappoint. Vegan Nata in Lisbon specialises in a vegan version of the pastel de nata, capturing the essence of this dessert without the use of … Read more

Portugal VS Greece: Where Should Expats Choose to Live?

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Living in Portugal and Greece offers a chance to immerse oneself in two distinct yet equally enchanting Southern European lifestyles. These two countries share certain commonalities, such as a delightful climate, beautiful beaches, a laid-back culture, and a strong emphasis on family bonds. However, they also possess unique attributes that make them stand out. Greece, … Read more

Moving to Portugal from Hong Kong

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For those considering a move from Hong Kong, Portugal continues to be one of the most popular European considerations. There are a number of reasons for this but they primarily come down to safety, affordability, and ease of obtaining a residency visa. Portugal is one of the easiest EU countries for Hong Kong nationals to … Read more

Lisbob: NIF Numbers & Other Services for Expats in Portugal

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Lisbon is a helpful website for expats and prospective expats that provides information on moving to Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece. As well as information, Lisbob also offers a number of services, such as a NIF service where they can get you a Portuguese NIF number in as little as 24 hours. Lisbob has kindly … Read more

Bordr: NIFs, Bank Accounts, & Other Essentials for Moving to Portugal

Bordr is a new startup that aims to make Portuguese bureaucracy easier for foreigners who want to move to Portugal. The website was started by Richard and Kathleen, a husband and wife duo who themselves had gone through the challenges of getting a visa (the D7) and moving to Portugal. Having felt that there was … Read more

Reviews: Croissant Co-Working App (+ Free Trial)

Do you need somewhere to work, but don’t want to commit long-term? Or maybe you’ve moved to a new city, but you want to try a few different coworking spaces before committing to one?  Croissant can help, especially since the app offers a 7-day free trial which allows you to work from a number of … Read more

Uniplaces: Student Accommodation in Portugal & Beyond (Resource)

Uniplaces is an accommodation website that’s makes it easy to find student accommodation in cities around the world. It’s primarily aimed at students, but you don’t have to be a student to use it: anyone can book a bed, room, or entire apartment through (Uniplaces are giving Portugalist readers a chance to save money … Read more

Silves Castle

When you think of the Algarve, medieval castles isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But the Algarve does have several castles, one of which is located in Silves. Believed to have been built during the Roman or Visigoth period, it wasn’t until the Moorish occupation of the Algarve that Silves Castle really developed into the impressive … Read more

Coding Bootcamps in Portugal

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If you’re thinking about learning to code, why not learn in Portugal? Portugal, especially Lisbon where the majority of coding bootcamps are located, has great weather, a growing tech scene. It’s also just a fun place to spend a few months. There are now several coding bootcamps in Portugal that’ll teach you everything that you … Read more