My Porto Harry Potter Tour

Porto Harry Potter Tour

This week I’m having an amazing time exploring Porto and one of the best things to do in Porto is Porto Harry Potter tour! As J. K. Rowling spent time living in Porto as an English teacher, you will find many places of inspiration for the books in this wonderful city. I booked my tour … Read more

Gallery Hostel Porto

The Gallery Hostel Porto is my go to accommodation whenever I need a night or two in the city of Porto. I often stay there when I need a night before a flight as it’s walkable to the Lapa Metro station which goes straight to the airport. This hostel is affordable, clean and has all … Read more

Surfing in Sintra, Portugal

Surfing in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, near Lisbon, in Portugal is home to two of the most reliable surfing beaches in Europe – Praia das Macas and Praia Grande, as well as others! The best times to experience surfing in Sintra is mostly dependent on your own level! While you are able to experience the waves of Portugal all year … Read more

Surfing in Peniche

Surfing in Peniche

Surfing in Peniche is a great activity for surfing enthusiasts and those who are new to the sport, as this town has some of the best beaches for beginners. The sea temperature near Peniche is not always that warm (it is the Atlantic afterall!) and so be prepared to put on a wetsuit. Waves usually … Read more

Can I Just move to Portugal?

Can I Just move to Portugal

Lot’s of people often ask me ‘Can I just move to Portugal?’ Well the short answer is no, you still have to register as a resident and follow the visa and formal paperwork requirements. However, it is much easier for some people to just move to Portugal than it is for others. Can I just … Read more

Faro to Olhão

Faro to Olhão

Olhão is a small fishing village on the Algarve coast which has become a popular destination for tourists and also those looking to relocate to the Algarve. It’s a popular destination for Brits, Germans and Belgians who are looking for the climate with less hustle and bustle of Faro or Lagos. Olhão is famous for … Read more

Tilia Hostel Faro

This last week I’ve been staying at Tilia hostel in Faro and it’s been a blast! Although the weather hasn’t been that sunny and a lot of restaurants and bars are closed, it’s still worth visiting portugal in winter! Traditional Portuguese Decor One of my favourite things about Tilia hostel is the Portuguese style decor. … Read more

Bike Rentals in Lisbon

Bike Rentals in Lisbon

You will probably fly into Lisbon if you are spending time in Portugal. Lisbon is a great starting place for any trip to Portugal and it has the largest airport in Portugal. You can rent a bike to use in Lisbon or for further a field. Cycling in Lisbon Remember that Lisbon itself is very … Read more

Faro to Tavira

Faro to Tavira

Tavira makes a fantastic day trip from Faro if you have long enough to make the journey. You might also be flying into Faro airport but staying in Tavira. So what’s the best way to get from Faro to Tavira? I recommend that you take the train. What’s the best way to get from faro … Read more

Faro to Lisbon

Faro to Lisbon

It’s easy to get from Faro to Lisbon by car, bus and train. My preferred way is to take the train – they are frequent and comfortable and Faro train station is walkable from the city centre. Faro to Lisbon by Train The Faro to Lisbon train takes just over 3 hours. Some take 3h05 … Read more