Category Archives: Europe

Serra de Monchique: At the Top of the Algarve

Located about 40 kilometers inland from our home in Lagos, Fóia is the highest point in the Algarve. It has an elevation of 902 m and is part of the Serra de Monchique range. We can see it from our … Continue reading

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Portuguese Residents: Almost!

This is the first of our new regular posts about integrating into life in Portugal. Continue reading

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Returning to Portugal: We’re not Tourists This Time

On August 10, 2017 Lufthansa Flight 6952 touched down in Lisbon following a 2 hour flight from Frankfurt. Having missed their original connecting flight from Halifax, two Canadian travelers on board were a little weary but still very excited to … Continue reading

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A Breathtaking Clifftop Walk in Porto de Mos

We love to explore, get off the beaten track and spend time in the outdoors. As we settle into our new life here in Portugal we will share stories of the interesting walks, natural areas and other discoveries that we … Continue reading

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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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