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Top 10 places to visit in Portugal

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Portugal has it all: historic cities, world-renown cuisine, natural landscapes and some of the world's most spectacular beaches – here are 10 of the best places to visit in Portugal.

Museums in Portugal

Museums in Portugal

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Portugal is an alluring country, not only for its strategic coastal position, but also for its numerous sights and cultural landmarks. We offer a selection of top museums in Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Coimbra, and Lourinhã to help you discover the many si

groups and clubs

Expat groups and clubs in Portugal - Part I

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There are many excellent opportunities to get in involved in expat groups in Portugal. Part One of our guide lists Expat, Political/Commerce, Cultural, and Sporting/Theatre groups.

Living in Portugal

Living in Portugal: Lifestyle

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Here's an introduction to life in Portugal. Discover more about shopping in Portugal, getting to know Portuguese people, entering into the world of expat dating and finding new hobbies.

best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

How to eat healthy in flights

10 tips on how to eat healthy on flights

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Helpful advice for frequent expat travellers who want to keep their healthy eating habits while travelling on an airplane and stay away from some less than appetising plane food.

How to flirt: a European guide

How to flirt: a European guide

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The French flatter; the Brits are crass. So says a social anthropologist in this review on cross-cultural flirting techniques in Europe.

Work and volunteer abroad

A to Z guide of the world’s groups 'without borders'

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You can easily work abroad, volunteer, or meet new people in a diversity of interests – dogs, entrepreneurs, knitting, mothers, soccer, teachers, theatre, technology, translators and more.

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

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Travel writer Rick Steves urges you to get out of town -- and discover Europe's natural beauty.

Rick Steves: Thrill seeking in Europe

Rick Steves: Thrill seeking in Europe

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From mountain biking in Switzerland to surfing in Munich: Rick Steves shows that Europe has plenty of thrills and chills to satisfy the adventure traveler.

Rick Steves: While tourists sleep in

Rick Steves: While tourists sleep in

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Travel guru Rick Steves recommends waking up early with the locals to enjoy what other tourists miss.

Irish pubs in Portugal

Irish pubs in Portugal

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Grab a Guinness and meet other expats at your local Irish pub!

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Yoga: a beginner's guide

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Don't know your asana from your elbow? Here's a short introduction to yoga, plus a listing of yoga centres in Portugal.



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