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Food and Housing: Prices Hit New Records

According to a report in the expresso newspaper of December 2, 2022, "to buy the same set of essential products you need to spend...

The Challenges of Getting a GP Appointment in Rural Portugal

The day had yet to begin for anyone, neither for the sun still sleeping nor the entire neighborhood. Were it not for the sound...

The Poor Transport Network in The Portuguese Interior

When I was 17, I became friends with another girl from Famalicão, a city between Porto’s metropolitan area and Braga. It is an economically...

The Role of Women in Portuguese Fascism and in Today’s Portugal

The photograph you see in the illustration of this article is the image of two influential women in my life. My maternal grandmother and...

Ismael, a Fighter for Culture and LGBTQIA+ Rights in the Portuguese Countryside

Ismael Sousa, non-binary, gay, and queer. This is how this 32-year-old identifies. But if stating this position in certain urban environments has already become...

Social classes and their impact on Portuguese society

In 2008, I left my parents' home and went to study at the University of Porto. Like many at that age, I was excited...

Portugal’s interior: a forgotten land waiting to be rediscovered

A history book I keep on one of my bookshelves begins its account by saying that the first king of Portugal was born in...

5 Best Portuguese Soccer Players

Like fado and wine, soccer is vital to Portugal's cultural heritage. Some of the best soccer players in the world have come out of...

Bia and Kikas’ Perfect Day Off in Coimbra

"Coimbra is the land of fado, love, and saudades, those who come here take Coimbra in their heart. Coimbra is a love for life, a...

Francisco’s Perfect Day Off in Lisbon

At only 23 years old Francisco has lived and traveled to multiple countries, but still finds himself drawn to his hometown of Lisbon where...

11 Best Places to Live in Portugal

Portugal is one of the top countries in the world to live in. Whether you are looking to work or retire in Portugal, there...

Portugal’s Not So Perfect Labor Laws and Workers’ Rights

Portugal recently captured global headlines by announcing a change in its labor laws by making it illegal for bosses to contact employees outside work...

Portugal Drug Laws under Decriminalization: Are Drugs Legal in Portugal?

History of Drug Policy in Portugal: From a Public Health Crisis to Decriminalization On July 1, 2001, Portugal became the first country in the world...

Top 10 Most Famous Portuguese People

We know that when you think of the most famous Portuguese people, only one man comes to mind. But there are plenty of famous...

Fanciest Hotels in Coimbra

The historical importance of Coimbra is massive, it’s one of Portugal's oldest cities, since the Roman times, this city was already an important location....

Fanciest Hotels in Porto

The city of Porto is beautiful and there are places that remind us of other times. Many hotels manage to preserve this antiquity and...

Fanciest Hotels in Lisbon

When planning a trip, one of the first and most important decisions is where to stay. Lisbon is the capital, the largest city in...

Your Guide to the Lisbon Metropolitan (Lisbon, Sintra, Estoril, Cascais)

Michael Sothan is a 4 time expat and 4 year resident of Lisbon, Portugal, originally hailing from the US. He moved to Portugal on...

Top 22 Things to do in Lisbon in Winter 2022

Editor's Note: Please be careful, safe and follow all regulations regarding the covid-19 pandemic issued by the government. Winter is a great time to celebrate...

Quick Guide to Madeira

If you are a beach person, a nature one, an adventurous individual or a party being, this is the place to be! Let us...

5 Reasons You Should Plan a Trip to the Azores

The Azores, a volcanic archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, where number one on the World Travel Awards list of “Europe's Leading Adventure Tourism...
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