YVONNE'S TRAVEL BLOG - January 27, 2019 By Yvonne Jasinski
11 Top Reasons to Visit Portugal
I traveled to Portugal twice so far. My first trip was a 24 hour stopover in Lisbon. I was sold on the spot. I fell in love with its colorful tiled houses, outdoor cafes, fado music and the city’s local vibe despite being a popular tourist destination. My second trip was a week long and I was happy to discover that the whole country is lively, colorful, and one of a kind, just like Lisbon. Every day of my visit brought something new and fascinating. So what am I so excited about? These are my top 11 reasons to visit Portugal.
Stunning beaches, crystal blue water, world class architecture, great wine and food, friendly people and affordability – if that sounds like a perfect vacation, I have a place for you to visit – Portugal! Not many countries can offer all of this, and more, in one package and without breaking your budget. Portugal’s weather just puts an additional glow on the country’s perfect mixture of attractions. Read on to discover 11 top reasons to visit Portugal.
Nova SBE (Nova School of Business and Economics)
The new Carcavelos Campus
Now we are all here.
It is now clear, every day, what we have built together for 24,5 months: 75,061m2 of construction at a rate of 3,064m2 per month, without ever forget the sustainability of our campus: our environment is 80% more efficient than the reference values, and we planted 473 trees, 60,022 shrubs and 28,000m2 of sowing.
This is why the 90.000 m² campus of our school stands out as an idyllic scenario for a learning experience like no other. A Nova way of being a school, based in Portugal, and open to the world.
Lisbon for Digital Nomads
A few years ago, you could count the number of digital nomads in Lisbon on one hand. These days, Lisbon is seen as one of the main (if not the main) digital nomad hubs in Europe. It’s often referred to as the Chiang Mai of Europe or the new Berlin. It’s actually neither of those two things, and that’s what’s great about it.
Although the cost of living in Lisbon has risen over the past few years, Lisbon is still a very affordable city to live in – by Western European standards anyway.
REUTERS Technology News - by Catarina Demony - October 3, 2018
Web Summit to stay in Lisbon for 10 years
LISBON (Reuters) - Europe’s largest tech event, the Web Summit, will remain in Lisbon for another 10 years, its founder Paddy Cosgrave said on Wednesday in a boost to Portugal’s aspirations of becoming a technology hub.
Live and Invest Overseas - by Kathleen Peddicord - Sep 07, 2018
The 10 Best Places To Live Overseas In 2018
Lisbon, Portugal - This city on the Tagus, one of the oldest in Western Europe, was originally settled as a Phoenician trading post. It was in the 15th and 16th centuries, though, that Lisbon flourished. Awe-inspiring landmarks were constructed during this Golden Age of Discovery—the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém, for example, and, on the waterfront, the Praça do Comércio.
April 17, 2018
Plus de 29 000 nouveaux expatriés au Portugal en 2017 : + 33 % en 2 ans
Vous avez pris la décision de venir vivre au Portugal ? Vous n’êtes pas le seul. En effet l'année dernière, le SEF (Service des Étrangers et des Frontières) a accordé plus de 29 000 permis de séjour à des ressortissants de pays de l'Union européenne. C'est la plus forte augmentation des cinq dernières années mais ce chiffre ne constitue pas un record. Le soleil, la joie de vivre, la nature font du Portugal une destination privilégiée pour s’expatrier. Bob, l’Assistant des expats au Portugal vous dit tout sur cette augmentation spectaculaire.
TOP5 - By Kristen Slizgi - April 15, 2018
Lisbon Digital Nomad Guide
Blessed with great weather year round and cheap living, the Lisbon digital nomad scene has grown exponentially in recent years. As travelers flock to Lisbon these days, this traditional yet cosmopolitan city has been attracting the lucky few who can work from anywhere in the world. There’s even been whispers that Lisbon is the new Chiang Mai or Berlin of Western Europe. And as popular companies like Remote Year and Be Unsettled, who bring groups of remote workingprofessionals around the globe, Lisbon is at the top of their most-requested destinations … with good reason.
compulsivecontents - Words: Edd Norval, Photos: José Pando Lucas - March 7, 2018
IT REALLY IS LISBON'S TIME
Lisbon is a city with many faces. In a day you can go to the beach in the morning, have lunch in one of Europe's oldest restaurant, then go for a late-afternoon stroll through some beautiful woodlands. This is only part of the appeal though, the other part is something you can't really see or touch - it's more of a feeling.
Forbes - Heather Farmbrough - Feb 28, 2018
Lisbon 2018: Why Startups Are Booming In The Portuguese Capital
Lisbon is fast becoming a creative and tech startup hub, helped by accelerator funding, tech incubators and newly refurbished coworking spaces popping up all over the city.
Forbes - Heather Farmbrough - Feb 20, 2018
Why Portugal Is A Top Choice For Foreign Investors
Where else could I have all this? In February?" asked the retired Swiss investment banker sitting inside Fabrica Coffee Roasters on Lisbon's Rua da Flores, gesturing towards the sunny street outside.
The World Pursuit - January 13, 2018
The 14 Best Beaches in the Algarve
Europe is no stranger to gorgeous beaches with the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Black Sea, but it’s the Algarve may be one home to some of the best beaches on the continent. The Algarve beaches have some of the tastiest waves, cleanest water, and most dramatic landscapes. To top it off the Algarve boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year!
Escape - Celeste Mitchell - November 24, 2017
Why Porto, Portugal is Europe’s best destination
It’s undoubtedly been Portugal’s year in 2017 after visitor numbers soared nearly 13 per cent in 2016.
With Porto being named European Best Destination 2017 and picking up the gong for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, the spotlight is squarely on Portugal’s second-largest city, and for good reason.
The Wall Street Journal - By Patricia Kowsmann - Oct. 4, 2017
Portugal Finds Its Stride After a Bad Stretch
LISBON—Just four years ago, Portugal was under the thumb of international creditors. Its banks were teetering, unemployment was near 18% and tens of thousands of Portuguese were leaving the country.
Now, the country is one of Europe’s hottest stars, with tech startups mushrooming, foreigners taking up residence and investment pouring in. In mid-September, Standard & Poor’s even raised Portugal to investment grade from junk—a crowning achievement for a country that came within a hair’s breadth of default in 2011 and had to accept a bailout worth €78 billion ($92 billion).
ENTREPRENEUR - Amir Bozorgzadeh - September 9, 2017
Portugal is building a startup mega campus in Lisbon
Last June I wrote about Portugal’s thriving scaleup ecosystem, which is growing twice as fast as the European average. Since then, I’ve actually relocated my VR startup to Portugal and so have an even better view of the ecosystem now.
I wrote last year about how the country’s capital, Lisbon, successfully turned its economic troubles into an opportunity to reinvent itself as a European hub for creative and tech startups. Scores of accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, and repurposed structures have popped up as a result. And that trend appears only to be accelerating.
QUARTZ - By Lianna Brinded - September 6, 2017
Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats
If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be.
According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—on expats, Portugal has the best quality of life in the world. InterNations, the networking group which conducted the survey, defines expats “in the classical sense of employees on a corporate assignment.” It had 13,000 respondents, representing 166 nationalities.
Study in Portugal – 10 reasons to study and research in Portugal
Feb 20, 2017
Portugal is currently a hub for creativity and innovation and a gateway to the world. Centuries of history and culture and a privileged location by the seaside make Portugal a very unique place where you can learn or work on your academic project.
Independent - Lianna Brinded - 3 February 2017
The 17 countries where expats live the happiest lives
Portugal —The country ranks in the top 5 "dream destinations" for expats, according to the survey. It is particularly popular for people emigrating with children.
hoofdkraan.nl - 25-01-2017
The 10 best cities for freelancers in 2017
Lisbon in Portugal is the best city to live for freelancers in 2017, if you could choose from any city in the world. Low prices, fast internet, good weather in summer and safety made Lisbon number one, based on the research we conducted. We have included 117 cities in our online research, over 90 countries and we looked at 23 different ranking factors.
coffeemuseum.com - September 21, 2016
How to Drink Coffee in Portugal
Portuguese people love their coffee so much that this is the most meticulous drink in the whole country and, of course, the biggest social habit you’ll ever find all over the place.
Portuguese people love their coffee. And more: they do it well. If you, by any chance, go to Portugal, you have to know that if you ask for “café” (coffee), a black espresso will be served. Sugar will be given but, most of the Portuguese drink it without it.