Speak as a Portuguese: one year in sayings

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I never thought that taking Chinese lessons would change the way I see Portuguese, but that’s what happened. I now understand that, when I hear foreigners say that Portuguese is a difficult language to learn, they are right. Between accents, … Continued

A Portuguese living in Ireland

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João Matias talks about his experience living in Dublin, but also the United States, The Netherlands and, of course, Portugal. Name: João Matias Where were you born? Leiria What is your favorite place in Portugal ? Costa Vicentina What is … Continued

Memories of an English Christmas

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Christmas is a festive season that sees many Portuguese returning home to see family members and share the long-lived traditions. Those who cannot and live far from home often turn to Portuguese cafes and grocery stores to get a taste … Continued

Christmas in Portugal: what to expect

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It is a time full of familiar customs, conviviality and of course, food, reason why it meets all the requirements to be one of Portuguese favourite holidays and in which they make a point of keeping alive the traditions. Although … Continued

Maria Mascarilha: handmade cute fabric dolls

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Meet these cute fabric dolls handmade by Maria Mascarilha. Learn how it all started, what makes them special and what else Maria Mascarilha makes. Name: Inês Caraça Where were you born? Lisboa What is your favourite place in Portugal? Serra … Continued

A German girl in beautiful Lisbon

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Jana talks about her experience of living one year in Lisbon. She studied there with the Erasmus program and fell in love with the city and the country. A German girl in beautiful Lisbon Name: Jana Fry Where were you … Continued

7 Portuguese Sweets off the beaten track

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    In Portugal there are so many traditional sweets that it is virtually impossible to know every single one, (although tasting them all seems an interesting challenge). As many of them are famous international stars, such as the custard … Continued

Advent Calendar

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Wondering around shops we start noticing a card advent calendar with little windows filled with chocolates (generally don´t the best ones). We think that is something funny for Christmas time or probably just another american tradition. But after a small … Continued

Portuguese influence in England

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It is well known that England is a melting pot of influences and ideas brought by those who were passing by and by those who settled. The Portuguese are no exception in this story, having left some very striking aspects … Continued