Portugal

Portugal is a country in Western Europe.

  • Capital city: Lisbon.
  • Main language spoken: Portuguese.
    • Basic Greetings in Portuguese: Ola (Hello), obrigado (Thank you).
  • Currency: Euros.
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports.
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required to enter Portugal (latest information can be found on their Immigration website). For Australian citizens, visa is not required if traveling only for 90 days.
  • Best time to visit: February and October.
  • Adapter required (power points): Type C and J plug.
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required.
Gulab Jamoon in Lisbon

Indian restaurants in Lisbon

I am a sucker of Indian food. I crave Indian food if I do not have it for a week or so. I want my rice and daal (lentils) at the least. So, while I was backpacking in Europe, I tried various cuisines especially Romanian and Bulgarian cuisines. And this continued for about 4 weeks. …

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Porto | Historical Walking Tour

Porto, Portugal: Historical Walking Tour

I absolutely loved Porto in Portugal. It was a treat to take pictures of this spectacular city. The colourful buildings and the amazing display of the tiles were something to look for. And the pavements were even more beautiful. The city has an amazing vibe to it and anyone, I mean anyone can fall in …

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Sesimbra scuba diving

Scuba diving in Sesimbra (Portugal)

Sesimbra is about 40 minutes bus drive from Lisbon. It is a fishing town and most importantly a great town known for its dive throughout the year. The main disadvantage of the ocean in Sesimbra is that it is always cold and rough. As part of my Europe travel this year, I wanted to include …

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Vaccinations for traveling in Europe and Asia

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before following …

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Visas during Career break 2019

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main …

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