Category: Portugal

  • Getting EU residency by buying property

    Getting EU residency by buying property

    Most expats in Europe rent housing while they’re abroad, typically under the assumption that their stay abroad will be temporary. Anyone looking for a more permanent stay would probably benefit from taking a look at the local real estate market. That’s because some European nations offer residency visas to anyone buying property in their country.…

  • 2018 in review

    2018 in review

    We’re just a few short days from closing the book on 2018. So I thought I’d take a break from holiday merriment to look back on the new stamps my gnome and I got on our passport. This year, I visited some great places and some not so great places. Here’s a recap of some…

  • Things to do in Braga

    Things to do in Braga

    The small Portuguese town of Braga was never on my travel list, but as underrated cities are wont to do, it proved to be a fantastic worthwhile day trip from Porto. With quite a few really interesting sites, this is a must see in northern Portugal. Stop and smell the flowers Perhaps more than any…

  • A vacation day with nothing to do

    A vacation day with nothing to do

    Because of limited time, vacations often become like a fun list of errands. I have to go to this museum and eat at that restaurant and sightsee downtown and have a drink at this cocktail bar. I decided to vacation like Europeans do, so I came to Portugal for a good long while. It’s my…

  • How to use the public transportation in Porto

    How to use the public transportation in Porto

    Though the downtown area of Porto is fairly walkable, you can’t easily get everywhere on foot. There is a lot of elevation that might make it unpleasant to walk up and down the city and there are attractions like the beaches and the Serralves Museum that you can only get to by the metro or…

  • A guide to Porto beaches

    A guide to Porto beaches

    Aside from the wine and the lovely river views, one of the main reasons to come to Porto is the beaches. Technically, the beaches of Porto are not part of Porto, per se. They’re part of small nearby seaside cities that are accessible by the Porto metro and bus system. Here’s all you need to…