Local Life

May 28, 2017

Before I start, let me make clear that I based this blog on a satirical article in a Portugese (!) magazine, about Portugese mothers. But there is always a little truth behind a joke and from own experience I can confirm this little truth myself. I do realise that I'm...

April 5, 2017

Although I am actually quite good at math, here in Portugal I'm frequently loosing count. That starts with the days of the week, but becomes more seriously at the doctor who describes me a recipe for some antibiotics. What's happening? If I may say so, the Portugese la...

April 5, 2017

Sauntering through streets, can be anywhere, I always wonder what life looks like behind the doors of these houses. Tuning my imagination with the ambiance outside. Life in big, beautiful houses must be wealthy and luxury, but are these people happy? More fascinated I...

April 4, 2017

Time is an illusion, according to Einstein. Could this be the base of the Portugese lifestyle? Where in general time doesn't have that much of an importance, time just makes a small part of the Portugese life. Whatever it may be, an illusion or an idicator, time doesn'...

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Or in other words, welcome. Thank you for visiting my website. I will share with you everything about the Portugese life, will bring you off-the-road to hidden 'places to be'. Join me on my travels through my new home country and journey through my life abroad. I'm Marleen, 38 years and Dutch, living in Portugal and trying to addept, integrate, being flexible, not loosing myself out of sight and keep on smiling. Life is good!



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