Category: Living in Portugal

Exchanging your driver’s licence for a Portuguese one

January 30, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Manuela Nolasco Lamers

I remember that when I first came to Portugal I was loath to confront Portuguese bureaucracy, so I drove with my South African licence for…
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How to get your health number (número de utente) in Portugal

January 25, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Centro de Saúde

In terms of the Portuguese Constitution, every resident who has lived in the country for more than 90 days has the right to medical assistance…
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Three Boards needed to run a Club?

January 22, 2018 | Text: Chris Rola, President of IWP MRB Photos: Clip Art

IWP History - Constitution to Statues In 1996 International Women in Portugal (IWP) became a legal Portuguese club giving us a Fiscal Number and we…
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Results for the Cascais Participatory Budget 2017

January 3, 2018 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos:

After all the hype about the Cascais Participatory Budget throughout 2017, the results were finally announced at the Mercado da Vila in Cascais on the…
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November 2017 Cascais Pub Quiz in aid of an IWP charity

November 29, 2017 | Text: Cascais Pub Quiz Team Photos: Manuela Nolasco Lamers

Oh what a night In the 5 years plus history of the Cascais Pub Quiz, the November 2017 get-together must surely rank as one of…
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A cake in honour of the Three Wise Men

November 19, 2017 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers Photos: Open source

Between Christmas (probably well before, for many) and January 6th, Epiphany or Kings' Day (the Three Wise Men), Portuguese go meshuggah over “Bolo Rei”. During…
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Cascais 2017 Participatory Budget- Have you voted?

November 5, 2017 | Text: Manuela Nolasco Lamers and Cascais Town Council Photos:

The voting for the Cascais 2017 participatory budget (OP) has started. From 4 November to 8 December, Cascais residents will be able to vote for…
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Charity Coffee Morning

November 2, 2017 | Text: Caroline Will Photos: Caroline Will

On 26th October, the Parede locality group held a charity coffee morning in aid of breast cancer patients at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital. Kindly hosted…
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