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Picture Perfect Portugal – Ciconia Cegonha

During one of my many trips through central Portugal, I was able to take this detailed picture of a stork couple in their nest. Did you also notice the white storks nesting in the tall trees, chimneys and poles? Also the stork feels at home in Portugal! Cegonha is stork in Portuguese, which is not […]

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Picture Perfect Portugal – Cat & Mouse

Portugal is full of interesting landscapes, people and animals with triggering, inspiring and awing moments. In this blog theme I share the most specials clicks I made in Portugal. ´Picture Perfect Portugal´. While I was driving through a idyllic village I spotted a beautiful building with old, wooden doors and in front of one of […]

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Survival Guide to Business in Portugal

Survival Tips for doing business in Portugal Portugal is ranked 29 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. (https://tradingeconomics.com/portugal/ease-of-doing-business) The Ease of Doing Business Index ranks countries against each other, where number 1 (New Zealand) has the most business-friendly regulations. While position 29 is not […]

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Picture Perfect Portugal – Shepherd

Portugal is full of interesting landscapes, people and animals with triggering, inspiring and awing moments. In this blog theme I share the most specials clicks I made in Portugal. ´Picture Perfect Portugal´. You can find goat shepherd Manuel every afternoon walking around the pastures of his village with his herd of goats. When he saw […]

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Chestnut Madness

 Last Saturday on the 11th of November it was the day of São Martinho (St. Martin’s Day) The Portuguese celebrate this day by coming together to eat, drink and have fun by organizing a ´Magusto´. This involves at least roasted chestnuts, jeropiga (a sweet drink of home made brandy and grape juice), and a light […]

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Portugal – Europe´s Wild West

Going on a road trip is one of my most favorite things to do! That day, I was on my way for a meeting near the border of Spain. After 10 minutes of driving, I looked at my dashboard pointing 29 degrees Celsius and then looked down to what I was wearing. That was why […]

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Mmmm….Sobremesas Deliciosas!

Portuguese Desserts When I first entered a Portuguese restaurant I had my doubts about the prepared desserts displayed in the fridge. I was used to a dessert menu with all sorts of expensive ice creams made to order, and I wondered how long these pre-made desserts were already waiting for their host. Has it been […]

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Blog 3 – Freedom to Choose – How is Jonas doing?

I walked down the path and found Jonas watering his vegetable garden accompanied by a reggae sound coming from the speakers that brings you immediately in a state of ultimate relaxation. He looked completely satisfied with his accomplishments so far and didn’t seem to worry about anything. I walked a little bit around while I […]

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Freedom to Choose Blog 2 – Off Grid in Portugal

They welcomed me with two big smiles and greeting kisses. Taking a quick look around at the farm of Jonas and Miho, I immediately noticed the progress they made. They have been working hard on their new house in the past few weeks. The yurt is ready to live in. Setting up the yurt took […]

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Freedom to Choose – Off Grid in Portugal

Doing the work I do for Home Key Portugal I have the privilege to meet a lot of lovely people. From different countries, with different life stories and dreams, but all with the same purpose: looking for a home in Portugal. I recently met a couple that inspired me with their courage, positivism, and kindness. […]

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