My name’s Kev and I’m an English teacher from the UK. Recently, I’ve been living in Poland and now am making the move to a very different city, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic, where the Southern European fire is tempered by the sorrowful soul of ‘Fado’ and where the echoes of the Moorish empire still nestle in alongside the splendour of the age of exploration.

In this blog I will recount the cultural foibles and differences that add humour, intrigue, fun and anguish (hopefully not too much anguish) to my life here, as well as a look at some of the more interesting sites to visit in this ancient city.

If you’re planning a visit and want some advice, or simply to chew the fat over a beer in the city, do get in touch.




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  1. one of my dreams are to travel in different country in short sir i’ve fun reading while learning or i can say that i add-on my knowledge because of this, my apology about my English grammar sir because i am not good in this english subject. When i read your home my reaction are/is quite nice, interesting, wonderful time with learning in different way but i dont like the size’s of the picture it is not organize or should i say that your website need more frame-set.

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  2. Kev, you made my day today! Sitting at the dull office and then all of a sudden have chance to travel! Your descriptions are so tasty!Thanks. I admire to read something that was written by an Englishman and moreover English teacher!

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  3. I guess that Lisbon pictures are really wonderful in nature, climate and people. My aunt Fina was born in Lisbon and she always told me about the paceful life you can enjoy living there. Thanks for this posting!

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  4. Hi Kev,

    I am a television producer working on the US travel show ‘House Hunters International’. We are looking for English speaking expats who have recently moved to Portugal to feature on our show. I wonder if you might like to share your story?

    House Hunters International is a half-hour TV show currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying / renting process, by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

    Here is a link to show you what our show is all about!

    We would love to film in Lisbon again so please get in touch if you or any of your contacts might be interested in finding out more!

    Best wishes,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter’s Street, London N1 8JD – +44 20 7704 3300

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  5. Hi Kev,

    Thank you for sending me message in Wayn. This is my site. I have yet to blog as I usually blog under Tumblr. The photos and cultures of Lisbon were fascinating and hope to see more of any other cultures.

    Have a great weekend.
    Jennifer Ong @ Jen.

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  6. hey Kevin! thanks, i got your link from Wayn. I am really curious whatsup in lisboa and heppening in your life and how you make end meet… greetz simone, (nice girl from the netherlands..hihi

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    • Hi Simone!
      Thanks for taking a look.
      I’m an English teacher, for a job. It doesn’t pay megabucks, but it’s enough to live here pretty well.
      You should come see the curry for yourself.
      I’d be happy to show you around a bit!


  7. Hello Kev! Thank You for this blog! Yes yes yes , Lisbon and all around it are very interesting places, And so wonderful & interesting for me see Lisbon by your eyes. Hope to see another places from you

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  8. Hi Kev

    I just moved to Lisbon for work. Any chance I could buy you a beer and find out a bit about the city from you? Enjoyed reading the blog. At the moment my main challenge is on working out how to find an apartment and where I should even begin to look.

    Warm regards


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  9. Hey Kev!

    I work for the website ExpatFocus.com and recently included your blog in an article I wrote recommending expat blogs for our readers moving to or living in Portugal (the article is online at http://www.expatfocus.com/c/aid=2806/articles/portugal/portugal—recommended-blogs/).

    In addition to letting you know about the above I also thought you might be interested in completing one of our short “expat experience” interviews (by email) for publication at the site (previous examples can be found at http://www.expatfocus.com/expat-experiences-latest). These are a great way of introducing yourself to our membership and in addition to promoting them via the usual social media channels of Twitter, Facebook etc. we also include them in our monthly email newsletter. If the above sounds of interest please let me know and I’ll be very happy to send the questions through.

    Kind regards,


    Expat Focus
    E-mail: emma.creese@expatfocus.com
    Web: http://www.expatfocus.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/ExpatFocus
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/expatfocus
    LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/673267

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  10. Hello Kev,

    I am venturing off to Portugal in the coming months to try my wits at teaching English! I would love to connect with you via email to pick your brain a bit on your experience in Lisbon and meet up in person when I arrive if you’re still around in the city!


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