Welcome to Portugal, Worlds largest cork producers
Bem-vindo a Portugal , mundos maiores produtores de cortiça
"Welcome to our blog about places to see, food to eat, wine to drink, poetry to read, and whatever else comes to mind. The Portuguese navigators discovered much of the world four hundred years ago but the world has yet to discover Portugal. So, the country remains the last secret of Europe." - Salt of Portugal"
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Official language of Portugal: Portuguese // Country Capital: Lisbon // Approximate population: 10.5 Million. // Government Type: Republic; Parliamentary Democracy // Emergency - Dial 112 // Standard tourist visa stay is 90 days if requested *Subject to immigration officer's discretion*
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"Since settling into my new-found home, I’ve been exploring Portugal’s culture and hidden treasures. I began blogging about my experiences and discoveries in 2011 as a way of helping others enjoy it’s less-well-known places, gastronomy and history. Blogging was also a way of developing my writing and photography skills and has led to some wonderful and unexpected experiences, as well as freelance opportunities." -Julie-
Portugal power outlet source and type: Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, Power sockets: type F
There are three cell networks in Portugal, operated by MEO, Vodafone and NOS. The best coverage is with MEO, followed by Vodafone. NOS has the smallest network. All three networks offer LTE to prepaid customers on the 800,1800 and 2600 bands, as well as 3G on the standard 2100 band used throughout Europe.- Source: Too Many Adapters -
Metro, Bus and Tram & UBER moves Lisbon & Porto
Metro do Porto: A light rail network that runs underground in central Porto and above ground into the city's suburbs. The network has 6 lines and reaches seven municipalities within the metropolitan Porto area: Porto, Gondomar,Maia, Matosinhos, Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde and Vila Nova de Gaia. Click HERE to download transit map.
STCP (Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto): Public transport company that runs the bus and tram service in Greater Porto.
The Lisbon Metro - Metropolitano de Lisboa: Is the metro system of Lisbon
CARRIS: Offers various Bus transport services in Lisbon within a 667 km network.
Cross country & International: The Portuguese Rail Network is operated by CP (Comboios de Portugal)
There are various trains in Portugal that will transport you across the country and abroad, both day and night.
Night trains in Portugal
International night trains in Portugal
The following night trains connect Portugal with Spain and France:
Trenhotel Lusitania: night trains are the quickest and most direct way to travel from Lisbon to Madrid. In less than 11 hours, you'll find yourself in the lively capital of Spain.
Trenhotel Sud Expresso: night trains run from Lisbon (Gare do Oriente) to Hendaye in the South of France. Here, you can catch a TGV train that will carry you to Paris.
To the Islands: Grab an hour and 10 min flight either from Porto or Lisbon to Sao Miguel which should cost you roughly $80 Euro and from there use the ferries to get you Island hopping.
(Within a 20 KM Radius)
(Within a 20 KM Radius)
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE*
"My background is in biology, marine education, and writing and editing. I’ve worked for a public aquarium and a university research lab that studied whales. Practically anything that comes under the category of Geeky will interest me, and that includes most of the natural sciences, history, travel, grammar arguments, and all things Apple. Any of these topics are fair game for the blog. Non-geeky topics such as politics and religion are also fair game, but will be used judiciously (I hope)." -Oregon Expat-