Lisbon Solo Travel Guide

Lisbon Solo Travel Guide

Are you interested in travelling to Lisbon solo? The great news is that Lisbon solo travel is easy and quite straightforward. I travelled to Lisbon three times on my own in my 30’s. As a solo female traveller I found it to be an easy and culturally rewarding solo destination. I hope that you find … Read more

Vila Baleira

Vila Baleira

Built in the 18th century, Vila Baleira is a small village on Porto Santo Island, just off the coast of Madeira. The island’s only town was built around its harbour which has been reclaimed to turn it into a marina. A large population of feral cats have since moved into the abandoned part of the … Read more

Costa Vicentina

Costa Vicentina

The Costa Vicentina is a 95 km stretch of coast in the Alentejo region, Portugal. The beaches are generally small and secluded, with big blue skies for days on end. Although there is human activity at all times of the year – you can visit restaurants or bars on most beaches, or buy drinks at … Read more

Living in Lisbon Pros and Cons

Cost of Living Lisbon

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

Recibos Verdes – What are they?

Recibos Verdes – What are they

I often get asked ‘What are recibos verdes?’ Well, this phrase is 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 … Read more

Cost of Living in Porto

Cost of Living in Porto

The cost of living in Porto actually very cheap compared to most UK and US cities.  The income tax is low for citizens, and many times cheaper for non-residents working in the country. In addition to that, Portuguese people know how to save money from a very young age so they can enjoy their lives … Read more

Cost of Living Lisbon

Cost of Living Lisbon

So you are thinking about moving to Lisbon? The first thing that people usually want to know when travelling or moving to a new city is how much it will cost. Sop what is the cost of living in Lisbon? Lisbon is not as Cheap as you might think! The first thing you should know … Read more

Covid 19 Test Lisbon

Covid 19 Test Lisbon

Are you wondering how to get a Covid 19 Test in Lisbon? You will be pleased to know that it is quite straight forward and that there are lots of places you can do this. The main reason why you will need to get a private test in Lisbon is for onward travel most likely … Read more