Great things to see and do in Portugal

Taxman investigating foreign home owners

Posted on Nov 01 2011
The UK taxman is searching for expat tax evaders and holiday home owners who are hiding rental income from the Exchequer. Christopher Hope of The Telegraph has reported that tax inspectors are looking to recover an estimated...

A free holiday? Surely there’s a catch

Posted on Oct 18 2011
If a property company offered to fly you to Portugal for free so you can just look at properties, would you expect it to really be free? Clearly the company that does this has to make its money back, and there’s one...

Pets get New Year travel treat

Posted on Jul 08 2011
UK pet owners will finally get more freedom of movement for cats and dogs in January 2012 when the UK falls into line with the rest of Europe. Currently, if you want to take a dog or cat from Portugal to the UK, you have...

CCTV cameras turned off in Ribeira

Posted on May 25 2011
Ribeira in Porto The Ribeira district of Porto has, for two years, been watched over by 14 CCTV cameras, but this week the decision was taken to turn them off, despite the fact that locals said the cameras add to their sense...

Red tape, ID cards and pieces of paper

Posted on Dec 30 2010
One of the criticisms of Portugal (often from Portuguese people who have lived in the UK) is that it is very bureaucratic. You need an ID card, and you have to keep getting updates for birth certificates, marriage certificates,...