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Call Of The Wild: 25 April ’17

Barbara and are doing our best to be good expats.  We’re determined to experience the culture of Portugal and learn as much about the people as we can.  We also enjoy meeting other expats like ourselves and sharing experiences.  I

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Cabo Espichel

We’re finally emerging from the physical and mental cavern that is winter.  In Portugal, winter is the rainy season.  For two months, our whole world sits under a somber gray blanket of rain.  Our sleep at night is disturbed by

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Make new friends, but keep the old (ancient Brownie saying)

I love technology.  It makes my life better.  It has enabled our transition to life in Portugal beyond comprehension.  I can stay in touch with friends and family by text, audio or video.  I have unlimited sources of entertainment in

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The Land of Bidet

It’s happened to most of us.  At least it happens to Americans.  Our first few visits to higher class hotels, we occasionally encounter a mysterious bathroom fixture.  It’s this piece of porcelain next to the toilet that looks a lot

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Embarking on the Grand Circle Day 1-9.17.15

Here it is the fourth entry into this blog and we’ve already gone three weeks without a post.  We were distracted…  Where we’ve been all this time is a long-planned driving tour of the Southwest, covering an estimated 2000 miles

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Rocky Mountain Hi There!

Driving the scenic highway, US 36/Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, restrain yourself from stopping at the first few scenic overlooks.  Do one or two of them, but don’t dawdle going up the mountain. The reason is that the

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