A rich history elevates Portugal to a high pedestal, because this means that tourists will have interesting excursions to historical places, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, Portugal has unspoiled nature, olive groves, spiky fields, vineyards and picturesque hills.
It is often said that Portugal is not like any other European country. And there is not a bit of exaggeration in this. Portugal retains the charm of innocence and at the same time its tourist areas represent a real fairy tale – first-class service and luxury hotels were appreciated by tourists. Portugal is silence and modernity, harmoniously woven together. The Portuguese coasts are similar to the coasts of a desert island and at the same time there are so many happy holidaymakers. Where else will you find such a rare combination of opposites? Continue reading
Why moved to Porto
I love crossroads – they have time to stop and think. In Moscow it is not always possible to find time for such stops. In December 2014, I found myself at such a crossroads. There was a feeling that I was not going my own way.
I was born in Jordan, where I lived the first ten years of my life. Then she moved to Tver, and then to St. Petersburg. For some time she lived and worked in Finland, and then in India. In 2013, I moved to Moscow – to interesting projects, a strong environment and that very crossroads. Then I decided to leave Moscow and live the life that I dreamed of – next to the sea and with the opportunity to surf.
In February 2015, I was interviewed to work for an IT company in the marketing department in Porto, Portugal. After four months of struggle for a working resident visa, I flew to a new country. Continue reading
Portugal, secluded on the edge of Europe, is reluctant to share secrets. You need to come yourself to understand how everything works. The Council applies to the celebration of the New Year.
Features of the Portuguese New Year
The main festivals are traditionally organized by the Portuguese for Catholic Christmas. By the last days of December they feel tired, full, therefore they try to spend the main night of the year at home or in close company with friends. In principle, like many Russians.
However, on the streets, squares, and in resort towns on the beaches, almost until the morning many locals and thousands of tourists from Europe walk around, who decided to say goodbye to the outgoing year on the western end of the continent. Municipalities are specially prepared – they spare no money on decorations and entertainment. Hours from ten in the evening concerts and various events begin.
But tourists who are not familiar with local customs often remain dissatisfied: they complain about shops that are closing early, museums that do not work on holidays, and the inability to get to the chosen restaurant. In order not to be in a similar situation, prepare for the trip. Continue reading