What to Pack for Portugal

what to pack for Portugal

Portugal is a fantastic holiday destination – there is truly something for everyone! You can visit the bustling cities of Lisbon and Porto where you are sure to be thrown straight into the country’s amazing culture as well as doing some well needed retail therapy. On the other hand, you may prefer to travel to … Read more

Things to do in Portimao

Day trips from Lagos Portugal

Portugal is one of the top holiday destinations in Europe. With hot weather, sunny beaches and an unbelievable amount of history, Portugal is for sure a bucket list country to visit. While some may prefer the bustling, busy cities of Lisbon or Porto, others may prefer some of the quieter, historic towns. One of these … Read more

Bike Rental Albufeira

Bike Rental Albufeira

Cycling is a fantastic way to get around the Algarve. There is something for everyone. Beginners might want to take a gentle cycle around the Historical town of Albufeira. A beginner cyclist could even cycle East from Albufeira to Quarteira or West to Portimao. Intermediate cyclists can enjoy bike rides for approximately 3-4 hours in … Read more

Portuguese Duolingo Review

Portuguese Duolingo Review

If you are looking for a free (or cheap) and easy way to learn Portuguese I highly recommend Portuguese Duolingo. You can download this app for free onto your smartphone. The basic plan is free to use, but you can upgrade to PLUS if you would like certain benefits such as more lives and less … Read more

Activo Bank Portugal – Opening my Account

ActivoBank Portugal

Today I’m going to share with you my experience opening an account with Activo Bank Portugal. I honestly think it’s one of the best bank accounts you can get if you are relocating to Portugal. Here’s why I love ActivoBank…. Excellent Customer Service and English Speakers Activo Bank at Chiado in Lisbon have excellent customer … Read more

Reasons to Move to Portugal

Move to Portugal

I totally adore living in Portugal. My original plan was to go to Spain to start my new life there, but the taxes and bureaucracy seemed hard to navigate even with two years of Spanish studies under my belt. At the last minute before BREXIT I decided to take the leap and make the move … Read more

Getting my Utente Number in Portugal

Utente Centro de Saude

One of the important things to do when you move to Portugal is get your Utente number which is the number that entitles you to access the Portuguese NHS, or Servico Nacional de Saude, SNS. If you have residency, that is the main criteria for accessing this and getting a ‘Utente Number’ which is the … Read more

NIF Number Portugal

NIF Number Portugal

If you are planning on buying property in Portugal or moving to Portugal then you will now that you need and NIF number to do practically anything. Today is blog explores what an NIF number is, when you need it and how to get one.  What is an NIF number? An NIF number is the … Read more

How to get from Faro airport to Albufeira

Faro Airport to Albufeira

Albufeira is an extremely popular area with the Brits. And with fabulous beaches and nightlife who can blame them for loving it so much! Many of you often ask, ‘How to get from Faro airport to Albufeira?’ The closest airport to Albufeira is Faro which about 45km West along the coast. The quickest way to get … Read more