Buen Camino by Maria Barros

Buen Camino by Maria Barros

Like many of you, I have wanted to walk the “Camino” for some time. In fact, I had everything booked and ready to go last May, but then Covid happened and our trip was postponed to next year. During a recent outing of the Sintra Walks Marsha Turner and Joanne Hokes,...
Travels in the Azores

Travels in the Azores

It wasn’t only mainland Portugal that suffered a wet winter this year.We spent 10 days of the Easter break in the Azores and it was a major understatement to say that the weather has been better! Despite that, we had a wonderful vacation. The Azores are relatively...
Lisbon Descobridoras

Lisbon Descobridoras

In March, members visited the Lisbon Story Centre, which is situated in Terreiro do Paço. This museum tells the history of Lisbon using artifacts, pictures, sound, films and photographs. Visitors walk around the exhibits using multilingual headphones. The first part...
Cultural Life and Entertainment

Cultural Life and Entertainment

Concerts, opera, ballet, cinema, theatre and the revista (satirical views of daily life), fado, and dining out form the centre of cultural life in Lisbon.  The University of Lisbon, the Metropolitan Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Centro Cultural de...
Banking and Financial Services

Banking and Financial Services

We decided to come to Portugal because we wanted to start a new phase in our lives and have a great adventure.  Working with the Portuguese banking system has been part of the adventure, for sure!   We were able to open a bank account in Portugal before...
Brief History of Portugal

Brief History of Portugal

“Bem vindo a Portugal!” The basic stats describe Portugal as 560 km north to south and 220 km east to west, on the Iberian Peninsula. It also includes the islands of the Azores and Madeira. Portugal has a mild climate, is rich in history with a very friendly...
Living in Portugal and with the IWP

Living in Portugal and with the IWP

We are incredibly happy to welcome you to Portugal and we truly hope you enjoy the information made available in this section of our website. As you may know, there are many books, brochures, guides and numerous Facebook pages with endless recommendations on how to...
International Women In Portugal (IWP) Membership

International Women In Portugal (IWP) Membership

Your annual membership begins when you enroll as a member and runs for a year. Membership is only €25 per annum and is valid from the day you register on this website and payment is accepted. New Members – € 25 – as a member of the IWP, you will join a...
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