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Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – Table Manners

Whether you are eating in a restaurant or at someone’s house table manners are the usual, formal European ones. You will be expected to remain standing until the hostess or host invites you to sit down and only begin eating when they have wished you “bom apetite”. Most foods are eaten with knives and forks […]

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May 24th, 2015

Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – The Joys of Portugal

Stephen Barnes, Co-Founder of European Passport, discusses Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit programme with Davide Patricio, our Group Property Director based in Portugal. Davide talks about the experience of newcomers to Portugal. European Passport’s clients get to feel the real Portugal, and experience all the joys of life in the country. More Stuff You May Find […]

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May 15th, 2015

Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – Dress Codes

While the Portuguese are not over the top formal there are some basic conventions to be observed when socializing or doing business. In fact the dress code is pretty much the same for both activities. In the boardroom men wear suits or jackets and ties; while women wear dresses, or slacks or skirts with long […]

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April 21st, 2015

Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – Dinner & General Parties

When invited round to someone’s house you are expected to take some small gifts with you; usually flowers or chocolates for the hostess and a bottle of table wine for the host. Any good quality flowers will do except for chrysanthemums or lilies – because these are associated with funerals – or red flowers – […]

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April 2nd, 2015

Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – First Impressions

The Portuguese people are invariably hospitable and welcoming. Social behaviour tends to be reserved and understated, with the family firmly at the centre of life and the Roman Catholic Church maintaining a strong influence. But being conservative and traditional does not stop them chilling out and having a good time! So, there are a few […]

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March 2nd, 2015

Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – Tipping

I don’t know about you but when I’m in a country I’ve not been to before and I go to a café, take a taxi, or have a meal in a restaurant, the experience is always spoiled a little bit by a niggling worry in the back of my mind about how much I will […]

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February 23rd, 2015

Golden Residence Permit of Portugal – Sea Fishing

With more than 200 different species of fish to be caught off the shores of Portugal there is a great tradition of sea fishing here. Beach casting is very popular among the locals who often spend all day on the beach in pursuit of bass, bream, mullet, mackerel, and sole. A hired guide or some […]

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February 16th, 2015