Childcare & Schools Education, Health, Housing & Papers

Portuguese schools: will your child pick up the language?

Portuguese schools: will your child pick up the language? Yes, the language is a common concern among parents considering moving to Portugal. More specifically, learning Portuguese as a second language while having to follow the curriculum in one of the local Portuguese schools. Could this work? Wonder no more, let’s hear from the expat parents […]

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Sports, Fun & Kid's

Children’s Sports: The Local Classes Amid Pandemic

There is plenty of fun and safe children’s sports options available in Ericeira, even now during the pandemic. Ericeira is becoming synonymous with a healthy, cool lifestyle, where you can find a wide range of related offers. “I sometimes think I am living in a lifestyle magazine…” Someone on Facebook group Expats in Ericeira area. […]

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Food & Garden to Table

Chinese Chives Love Ericeira – And We Love them Back

Chinese Chives are hot in the modern cuisine. Luckily, these greens thrive in our small, organic garden in Ericeira. The elegant, long leaves come out with a delicious garlicky flavor, a perfect juicy texture and a beautiful color. The plant, Kutsai in Chinese, grows fast from seed, and once you harvest them, guess what? They just […]

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Childcare & Schools Education, Health, Housing & Papers

School Break Amid Covid-19 Crisis

If the enforced learning-from-home period has been specially hard on parents, the prospect of school break on the other hand, has never been more appealing. School standards are high here Generally speaking, parents of children who have been to school in other countries will agree that the learning standards, as well as the volume of […]

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People, Products & Services Sports, Fun & Kid's

K-Pop Ambassador for Portugal Lives & Teaches Locally

SunBee Han is the official K-Pop ambassador for Portugal. She is also responsible for selecting the Portuguese representative to participate in the most important, international competition in the genre. What’s more, SunBee is currently living and teaching in the outskirts of Ericeira, in Lagoa.  Positivenomad Studio is the recently opened, highly promising, dance school in […]

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Childcare & Schools Education, Health, Housing & Papers

Homeschooling & Alternative Schools

Homeschooling is any form of learning that takes place at home, in the community, support groups or at alternative schools. Called Ensino Dom├ęstico in Portugal, homeschooling is the legal, flexible learning that happens away from formal Portuguese schools. What is taught, as well as how and when, can be adjusted to a specific child or […]

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People, Products & Services

The Vegetable Market – A Friendly Family Stall

The vegetable market, Mercado Municipal in Portuguese, is the place to go for your local greens in Ericeira. This is also the spot for seasonal fruit, wild fish and some craft work. Catia is the beautiful 21 year-old at the busiest stall in the vegetable market. Together with her mother, Catia sells the vegetables and […]

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People, Products & Services

Construction in Ericeira – From Someone Who Knows

Senhor Vitor Batalha is a skillful local stonemason, who has worked in construction his whole life. Today, at the age of 56, still hands-on, Vitor reflects on the building landscape of Ericeira.   Let me tell you first though, how we met senhor Vitor and why we hold him in such high regard.  How we met […]

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