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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:04 PM

What do you guys know about living in Portugal?

A friend and I are talking about options.

Thanks for any feedback.

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Reply What do you guys know about living in Portugal? (Original post)
Upthevibe Jun 2021 OP
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #1
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #13
lisa58 Jun 2021 #2
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #14
MenloParque Jun 2021 #3
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #15
marble falls Jun 2021 #4
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #16
Turbineguy Jun 2021 #5
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #17
poli-junkie Jun 2021 #6
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #18
lucca18 Jun 2021 #7
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #19
Niagara Jun 2021 #8
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #20
Niagara Jun 2021 #22
gratuitous Jun 2021 #9
UTUSN Jun 2021 #11
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #21
mnhtnbb Jun 2021 #10
Upthevibe Jun 2021 #12

Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:09 PM

1. I would love to know that at well. It's my ancestral home.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:52 AM

13. onecaliberal....

I'll be checking out the post that is listed below....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:20 PM

2. I have a friend who lives there part time and she loves it

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Response to lisa58 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:21 PM

14. lisa58

Thank you..

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:30 PM

3. 2019

I stayed in Porto for 2 weeks in 2019. Beautiful country! I really only disliked the openly racists right wingers who make it obvious that they donít like Afro descendants. So upset that many European countries are mirroring the bullshit we face in this country.

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Response to MenloParque (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:23 PM

15. MenloParque.....

I'm so sorry you went through that ...

I know nothing about the country so that's why I started this post. Thank you for your response..........

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 02:49 PM

4. Cheap, people are friendly, good weather, not overly modern; ex was a missionary there ...

... current Bil and wife moving there in a year or two.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:24 PM

16. marble falls............

Thank you for your response.....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:08 PM

5. A lot of Brits are living there

I used to go to Lisbon quite a bit. A great place.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:25 PM

17. Turbineguy.........

Thank you for your response...

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:12 PM

6. Food is delicious

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:25 PM

18. poli-junkie.......

Thank you for your feedback.....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:41 PM

7. We took a trip Lisbon Portugal in 2019.

Lisbon is a very safe and friendly city.
The people were the best! They were so gracious.

It is also inexpensive when buying food, or eating out.

We have traveled a lot, and Lisbon is one of my favorite places to visit, or live!

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Response to lucca18 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:26 PM

19. lucca18.......

Thank you for your input...

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 04:19 PM

8. I know nothing about living in Portugal.

My heart is heavily set on Italy, however it looks like Portugal could be in the realm of international possibilities.



I've been learning about Italy to get the information that I need, such as the houses, tornados, earthquakes, voting, banking, and shopping. For example, southern Italy has an abundant amount of tornados but because their houses are constructed from stone, unlike American homes, it's less likely that homes are destroyed from a tornado. I've also learned that Italian citizens vote for members of Congress and not the President. Their Congress is who votes for the President. Topics like these are important to know when considering being an American expat in a foreign country.



My best advice is to go to YouTube and search "American Expats in Portugal" which will bring up tons of videos that you can learn from.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=american+expats+in+portugal




I've been watching YouTubers called The Portugal Project which is interesting.


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Response to Niagara (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:27 PM

20. Niagara.....

Awesome! Thank you so much for this. It's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for...

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 02:03 PM

22. My pleasure, Upthevibe.

I discovered Jovie's Home YouTube Channel several days ago. Even though she's an American expat living in the Netherlands, I've learned a few things here and there watching her videos as well.







I hope this helps too and good luck to you.



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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 05:35 PM

9. Their Spanish is atrocious

Some of it sounds the same, but it's like they have a different word for everything!

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:21 PM

11. Hah! - you are SO gratuitous!

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 12:31 PM

21. gratuitous

One of the first things I checked out is the language situation:

Portuguese is what's spoken with the following in order:

English (27%) French (15%) Spanish (10%)

Thanks for your feedback.....

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 11:51 AM

12. mnhtnbb

Thank you! I'll check it out....

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