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Five Reasons to Choose Portugal

Moving to another country is not something you decide overnight. Especially not to a country where people speak a foreign language, have a different culture, food habits and a typical way of living. Whether you are dreaming about it, seriously looking into it, or just being curious about what expats in Portugal can expect, these Top […]

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Central Portugal As a Tourist Destination

Portugal is a beautiful destination and a country that can feel like home quickly, so it’s no wonder that so many choose to plan their vacations here. With plenty to offer the tourist, plenty to see and do and delicious food to eat; you can take in the culture on your next vacation to a […]

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Safe House

That’s it, here I go. Back to my home country the Netherlands for a while. Why does it feel so different this time? I used to LOVE traveling. The entire idea of moving, moving forward, seeing places, meeting people. Alone or with friends, it didn’t matter, as long as I was going somewhere. The feeling […]

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Happy New Year 2017 with Home Key Portugal

I intended to write an ‘end-of-the-year-blog’ where I would look back on the year 2016, but it is much more fun to think about the future!  There is so much to look forward to and I like to tell you about our plans! In YEAR 2017 we continue to grow our property selection and consultancy […]

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Olive Harvest Time!

With a bottle of Jeropiga (Portuguese alcoholic beverage made with grape juice and Aguardente), and my photo camera, I wanted to eternalize some of the beautiful Portuguese people during this special time of the year. I passed several villages and stopped where people were I saw people picking olives. I met all very sweet and […]

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Magic mushrooms in Portugal

This blog is a bit later than planned, but I was hunting mushrooms all weekend! This is such a great time of the year for collecting free delicious food in the pine forests around Castelo Branco. But becareful, you have to know what you are doing! It is what they say here, you can eat […]

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Portugal up-to-date or out-of-date?

Portugal welcomes Web Summit Portugal welcomed the Web Summit this year for the first time in Lisbon. This event is founded by Paddy Cosgrave and first took place in 2009 with a mix of 400 bloggers, journalists and technologists in Dublin. Now, in 2016 it is the ‘best technology conference on the planet’ with 53,000 […]

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The cost of living in Portugal with grocery list

Most frequently asked question What is the cost of living in Portugal? Everyone considers the cost of living before moving to Portugal. I see this question asked many times on expat pages on Facebook and I will give you the true, right answer: it depends on your lifestyle. It depends on your lifestyle, because I […]

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Chill out, this is how you keep warm in the winter

With the days getting shorter, colder and wetter, I dedicate this weeks blog to heating! There are many different ways to generate heat such as using electric, gas, wood, and pellets. I personally prefer the old fashioned way, burning wood to keep my nose warm. If you are thinking of buying the proper heating for […]

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