Bloggers' guide to settling in Portuguese-style
From setting up broadband to getting furniture, Expatica Portugal's bloggers share their advice and experience of settling into life in Portugal.
You’ve found the house, negotiated the deal, and moved the family. But what about the phones, the TV, and the Internet? What about the furniture and appliances? This week our bloggers and readers take over and guide you through everything you need to know about settling into that new home in Portugal.
Many expats report that a first priority upon moving in is getting the Internet set up. Because Portugal was comparatively late in getting its Internet infrastructure organized, it has the advantage of being able to offer many of the most recent developments in web access. Blogger Sam Milner writes about this and other specifics of getting on the web in her article, Setting up broadband in Portugal. You will also want to read her hugely informative pieces on Setting up television in Portugal and Setting up your telephone service in Portugal.
Next, read an interview with a reader who moved to Portugal with her partner and young son only recently. Hear what she has to say about the experience in Expat Voices: Wanda Dabrowski on settling in. Then take a look at what our readers had to say about their expat homes in a recent Expatica poll. Finally, read the sometimes quirky, sometimes philosophical ruminations of blogger Janet Rogers as she wonders what the term “dream home” really means in A machine for living in.
Want a local opinion? Ask experienced expats on Expatica's forums for advice.
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