Want to move to Portugal
I am living in the UK and am looking at Central Portugal as a place to live.
Basically I miss the sun, having lived in South Africa for 15 years where I have lived, worked- with and socialized with Portuguese. I like them and their lifestyle and their attitude to life. I have also been to Portugal a couple of times but not for prolonged stays. Despite that I don’t speak the language – yet!
I am about to receive a Uk basic pension and am wondering
if it would be a proposition to buy one of the ruins that are advertised
in the Coimbra - Gois area and do it up to live there. Somewhere within striking distance of a large town.
I’m 64 and well qualified in computers and could work for myself at home or as a consultant, or even building computers; chasing viruses – etc.
Any input from somebody would be most welcome!
Norman30 Mai 2007, 09:51 Norman
(Portuguese translation for welcome)
I am a portuguese architect and director of a portuguese company calleed UTOPIA http://www.utopia-projectos.com/ I have lived many years in Barcelona and in switzerland and believe me, there is nothing like Portugal.
The Portuguese are extremelly emotional, they work very hard and love all the foreigners, specially the British. The only problem you will find in Portugal is the state burocracy!
You will certainly agree with me!
Até à Próxima! (see you)
Ricardo Cruz 09 Jul 2007, 05:39 - Reportar
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TAMBIENHE TRABAJADO YA ACTUALMENTE LO HAGO ED PROFESOR EN INGLATERRA ,COMO PUEDO ENCONTRAR TRABAJO EN PORTUGAL?PEDRO M.GOMEZ MORENO 29 Jul 2007, 08:49 - Reportar
Hi Norman , my name is Lina and I have rooms for rent.
I also speack fluently English.
Alcochete is a great area to start living in Portugal.
20 minuts from Lisbon and Montijo ( next town ) has a Foreigner language school where you could learn Portuguese.
Drop me a line and we take it from there.
My name is Lina
00447837357789Lina 31 Jul 2007, 07:00 - Reportar
I have worked with expacts in Central Portugal for the last 5 years. I am approx 35 km south of Coimbra and have recently set up The Beyra Directory which lists business and social contacts in this area. If you would like more information please get in touch or visit www.beyradirectory.com.
Hope all goes well and good luck!Jay 25 Nov 2007, 01:50 - Reportar
<a href="http://property-for-sale-portugal.com/property_sale/2008/01/enjoy-silver-coast-oeste-portugal.html">Move Portugal - the web 2.0 real estate website: Enjoy the SILVER COAST ( OESTE ), Portugal</a>: "Located between the two main cities of Portugal (Lisbon and Oporto), the SILVER COAST (OESTE, Costa de Prata) is indeed, a special place" and the ppl at www.moveportugal.com are really helpfull.Rui 11 Jan 2008, 12:36 - Reportar
sorry about the html in the last post.
http://property-for-sale-portugal.com/property_sale/2008/01/enjoy-silver-coast-oeste-portugal.html Enjoy the SILVER COAST ( OESTE ), Portugal Located between the two main cities of Portugal (Lisbon and Oporto), the SILVER COAST (OESTE, Costa de Prata) is indeed, a special place,..."
Rui S. 11 Jan 2008, 12:41 - Reportar
Commercial Director: Rui Pedro Vidal
Mobile: 00351 916086592
Phone: 00351 211812851
Rua D. Diniz n.º 55, 1ºfte. 2800 Cova da Piedade – Almada - PORTUGALRui Vidal 07 Jul 2008, 04:49 - Reportar
Commercial Director: Rui Pedro Vidal
Mobile: 00351 916086592
Phone: 00351 211812851
Rua D. Diniz n.º 55, 1ºfte. 2800 Cova da Piedade – Almada - PORTUGALRui Vidal 07 Jul 2008, 04:50 - Reportar
I too am thinking of portugal as a place to live, i am a permaculture trainer and work in the cultivations and agricultural areas. i dont speak portuguese yet i am concerned about making a small living near gois . any ideas.roberta 08 Set 2008, 03:20 - Reportar
We are also a removal company based in Portugal and we have regular trips to Uk/ France/Benelux and Germany and return.
If you are interested in moving to Portugal or Spain, please contact us.
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Serviço Completo de MudançasRemovals MUDATUDO 16 Nov 2008, 08:53 - Reportar
Hi, i have for sale near Serra De Estrela a beutifull small farm for sale with two houses in perfect conditions, olives etc.. Excelents access, any interest contact Alex 00351935545588, the selling price is 37500€ the farm has aprox 10.000m2, very quiet location, private seller.Alex 11 Dez 2008, 05:17 - Reportar
we have some good info on moving to Portugal on our information website gekkoportugal
http://www.gekkoportugal.com/moving%20to%20portugal.htmDerek 15 Dez 2008, 01:08 - Reportar
I think the best removal company to and from Portugal is Trans-Portugal
They are worth contacting as based in UK and Portugal and very helpfulGraham Harper 15 Jan 2009, 01:55 - Reportar
Hi I currently live in Arizona USA. Im going to school to work with lasers and to be an aesthetician. My mother was born on Azores Islands and Id love to move our family back there. I was born in Arizona and know none of the Portuguese language. How hard would it be to make a move from the states and get a job being an aesthetician in Portugal?Christina Miguel 26 Jan 2009, 10:53 - Reportar
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Hugo.Vitor 09 Mar 2009, 10:46 - Reportar
Another area worth looking at, if you are moving to Portugal, is Alto Alentejo. I lived near Portalegre for a year and found the people, both Portuguese and ex-pats (many from Kenya) all very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Without speaking any Portuguese I successfully purchased a beautiful quinta with 15 acres of land which I ran with the help of family and friends that visited and also the help of WWOOFers. Sadly I had to return to Scotland leaving this idyll behind and currently return now and then just for working holiday breaks to maintain my property. A slide show can be seen on You Tube or go to www.greenshifters.co.uk where there are photos and details. It is a very scenic and historic part of Portugal .... well worth considering.QdP 26 Mai 2009, 01:24 - Reportar
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hello norman i have also lived in johannesburg for many years and also in the uk after now i live in castanheira de pera about60kms from coimbra there are some old houses also around for sale that can be rebuild and is a very peacefull place alot of english people live here in heart of portugal if you want more info maybe i can give a little help email@example.com 26 Mai 2009, 06:48 - Reportar
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