Flights to Porto from Birmingham UK

Flights to Porto from Birmingham UK

You will be pleased to know that there are direct flights to Porto from Birmingham UK with Ryanair. Porto is a fantastic city in Portugal which is becoming increasingly popular as both a a tourist destination and a more permanent destination for expats. It’s home of Port wine and so Port tasting in Porto is … Read more

Duolingo Leagues and How they Work

Duolingo Leagues and How they Work

If like me you are enthusiastic about learning Portuguese and want to do a little bit each day then Duolingo is a great place to start. You can download the free version of the app for iPhone and Android. If you want to remove the ads and progress faster then I recommend paying for Duolingo … Read more

Living in Lisbon Pros and Cons

Living in Lisbon Pros and Cons

I’ve been living in Lisbon for a couple of months now and I’ve seen both sides – the good and the bad. On the whole I would say that the pros of living in Lisbon definitely outweigh the cons. The international community, fantastic cost of living and great weather most of the year makes it … Read more

How to get Portuguese Residency

How to get Portuguese Residency

Today’s blog is all about how to get Portuguese Residency. Getting Portuguese residency is relatively simple if you have an EU passport. If you live outside the EU then the process might be a bit more complex This is unfortunate for people in the UK wanting to move to Portugal post Brexit, but don’t worry … Read more

How to get Citizenship in Portugal

How to get Citizenship in Portugal

So you want to know how to get Citizenship in Portugal? We you will be pleased to know that there several ways to get citizenship in Portugal including by descent, marriage and by simply living there long enough. In todays blog, we look at the reasons why you might want to get citizenship in Portugal … Read more

Why Learn Portuguese?

Why Learn Portuguese

Brazilian culture is so closely associated with Portuguese language that Brazilians are sometimes called “Portuguese”, and the country itself is often referred as a prolongation of Portugal. Recently, it has asserted its national language (Portuguese), but it can still be said that some Brazilian expressions have their roots in the language of Camões. But, why … Read more

Recibos Verdes – What are they?

Recibos Verdes – What are they

I often gt asked ‘What are recibos verdes?’ Well, “Recibos verdes,” translatable as ‘green receipt’ is the Portuguese equivalent of a US 1099 tax form, are issued by employers to their employees. It’s basically a green receipt that a freelancer issues when working for themselves in Portugal. The purpose is to inform the IRS and … Read more

Peniche Portugal

Peniche Portugal

On the west coast of Portugal, about an hour south of Lisbon, is Peniche on the island of Peniche. Its geographical importance made it a target for invaders in the 16th century. The city, built on a rocky peninsula, is considered by geologists as a unique example of the Toark fluctuation of the early Jurassic … Read more