Category Archives: Europe

Portuguese Residency Visa for Canadians

Are you considering a move to Portugal? We spent three months there last year and loved almost everything about it. So much so that we decided to move full time and establish our home base there. The first step in … Continue reading

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Changing Directions one Step at a Time

When we first started to imagine and then plan our journey through retirement we had a vague idea of what we were hoping to experience, and what we were ultimately looking for was even more uncertain. As we have said … Continue reading

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Changing Continents One Flight at a Time

Common wisdom tells us¬†that it’s the journey and not the destination that matters, but that expression doesn’t always apply, especially with air travel. It is challenging to get jazzed about security checks at airports, long flights in small seats with … Continue reading

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Slow Travel in Retirement: First Year Reflections and Looking Ahead

We will look back at 2016 as a year of change and new beginnings. We have both been through some major changes in our lives, some good and some that were pretty tumultuous. In many ways however the leap that … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Diverse Culture of Cordoba

We hated to leave the wonderful city of Seville behind but were excited to visit Cordoba, so we boarded an early morning train with anticipation. Another adventure in this most fascinating part of Spain. After a pleasant hour on the … Continue reading

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Savouring the Andalucian Sunshine and Spirit of Sevilla

One of the awesome¬†aspects of being in Europe is that there are so many opportunities for travel to new destinations within a few hours by train, bus or air. So when our friends Dick & Anita suggested a trip to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Algarve – Lagos in November

The Algarve region of Portugal is a very popular summer tourist destination, mainly for Europeans. We arrived in mid-November after most of the thousands of tourists had returned to their working lives, however there is a year round population of … Continue reading

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Loving Life in Lisbon: Where did Five Weeks Go?

Five weeks can seem like an eternity or it can fly past in a blink of an eye. For us, it seems like yesterday when we arrived at the Santa Apalonia station in Lisbon and yet we felt very comfortable … Continue reading

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