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What you need in order to see from country A to country B is not just the distance between them but elevation. The higher, the better. If the two countries are separated by water, then assuming ideally clear weather, what matters is whether the line of sight between the point you're standing at and the point you're trying to see dips below the surface of the ...


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It doesn't matter. I have rented cars at airports without flying many times, including in Europe, such at Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), and Luleå Airport in Sweden. I've found that those may or may not be cheaper, but almost always have longer opening hours and a wider offer, compared to city car rental places — if the latter ...


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The answer is yes, but you will have to speak a bit slower to most Brazilians, since they are not so used to listening to Portuguese with "Portuguese accent". The other way around is easier because Portuguese people are used to listen to Brazilian accent in soap operas. In Angola, Mozambique, etc. differences also exist but the understanding might be a ...


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All the life of Christopher Columbus has a lot of mystery around. It's not even very clear, during the time he was in Portugal, how long he lived in Lisbon. Some authors claim he lived longer in Porto Santo, in Madeira. It's though (sort of) clear that he lived and learned cartography, astronomy and some cosmology in Lisbon. It's not very clear with whom ...


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I am Portuguese. I don't like having to speak Spanish in my own country. Why? Spanish is just too close to Portuguese. When I speak English, I think in English and then I speak in English. When I speak Spanish, I think in Portuguese, roughly translate from Portuguese to Spanish, and then attempt to speak in Spanish. In other words, speaking Spanish requires ...


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You can rent in the airport in any situation. It doesn't matter if you're flying in, out or not even flying at all. I know this for a fact. I have some family that has rented in Lisbon, in a couple of different offices/brands, and they weren't neither flying in or out. Rules tend to be similar accross rental offices. The business of these companies is ...


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You have several choices: You currently have subway from the airport which will make life easier. But still, depending on the time you arrive to Lisbon and how old the kids are I would or not risk go downtown. The subway can be very crowded at rush hour. If you have a stroller I would only consider it if it's not rush hour. People are kind and will almost ...


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Japanese tourists don't need a visa for either the U.K. or the Schengen Area. They just need to present their passport and itinerary. As long as they can show they're leaving the Schengen Area within 90 days, and the UK within 6 months, and aren't suspected of visa violations, they should be just fine. Regarding the UK, visa-free nationals who have been ...


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Knowing someone who did exactly this in the US very recently, I can say that it is possible to change your status once you are married without having to leave. However the law around it is not clear or simple and you should absolutely definitely talk to an immigration lawyer before attempting this. It's very easy to do something, or fail to do something, ...


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I'm from Brazil. I lived 12 years in Portugal. In Portugal I met many Africans, Portugueses of course and people from countries where speaks Portuguese. Have many differences between the Portuguese Language ( Brazilian, Angolan, Portugal ). When someone ask me this questions I use to explain the same difference between the English from different countries ...


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There are several options to travel from the aiport to city center. A few notes about terminal 2 Terminal 2 is departures only. Although you arrive officially at terminal 2 (the airplane actually stops near terminal 2) you will be transported directly to terminal 1 where the arrivals hall and the checked in luggage belts are. From there you can either get ...


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The only company I know of that runs regular ferries to Iceland from either Denmark or the Faroe Islands is Smyril Line. Also, I'm Portuguese and have already been to Iceland and I can tell you I've never heard of a commercial ferry company doing that route. I also found a website with all the ferries within Iceland, not sure if it is of any value to you: ...


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It seems that there is no direct option From this quite old (2012) discussion on Le Routard.com (the website of a popular French tourist guide), there is no direct ferry route between Bretagne and Portugal. Ferries goes to Spain, in Gijon or Bilbao for example. This website confirms it was still the case in 2015. This makes sense, as Portuguese main cities,...


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Go to the ticket office at the next major station and inquire. You may need to return later as they will not know until the train is cleaned. In your case, it will continue to Faro and then return to Lisbon. So, you might need to wait until the next day. The office will be able to inquire on lost property via the web. If there is a probable match then ...


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You should expect something between 9 - 15€, more than that is suspicious/wrong. I am from Lisbon and live in Sweden now. When Traveling home I take the taxi from the Airport out to Oeiras (on the suburbs and also a extra taxed ride since it's outside Lisbon Municipality). It costs me between 25-30€. The Lisbon airport site you named is not the official ...


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It's possible and easy. You just have to go to one of the many mobile shops around and buy the sim card. In Portugal there are 3 physical operators: Meo formerly known as TMN Optimus Vodafone You also have some virtual operators: UZO - they usually have nice prices but everything is done on-line. You can buy a card in mobile phone shops or by snail mail ...


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The metro network in Lisbon is very well developed and covers most, if not all, of the city. Indeed Lisbon airport has its own metro station. This means you can reach the city centre, say Baixa-Chiado, from the airport by changing at Alameda. Below is a screenshot of the metro journey planner for this route: For more information on the metro system here is ...


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Because you are an EU national you have the right of free movement inside EU. The national ID card is enough, the portuguese one is called Cartão de Cidadão.


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Public system Any nurse can do that also in Portugal. Going to a "centro de saúde" (health center) is a good choice. These are part of the national health system. In principle you don't need an appointment. Just go there and explain the reason. That is so fast and simple that they may solve it immediately. Be prepared and take some "patience" with you ...


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I could find a report on Portuguese tenancy law by Bremen University. While legal aspects regarding private rental may be quite different from tenancy laws, I assume it still serves as an indication here. Citing (p. 138 f., footnotes removed): Is the surveillance of certain parts (e.g. corridors) of the building lawful and usual? The legislation ...


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Typical food from Portugal. I will write the names in Portuguese and whenever possible translate it. Some of the dish names are dedicated to someone (their creator or restaurant that first served it) and some are named after the cooking process or the cooking device where it's made. Its hard to translate since some of these are really Portuguese types of ...


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The rental desk often wishes to see that the credit card is issued in exactly the same name as the driving licence. If you and your father share a name or a first initial it would probably be acceptable, but it seems to me a bit risky. A better solution is to ask your father to take out a second card on the same account, but in your name. This is called a "...


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No. Some people can find that weird and some can argue it's not appropriate to do personal hygiene in the kitchen but that's no different in Europe or North America IMHO. Just talk it with your roomate and maybe you can reach an agreement. I can guess the need can arise in a small apartment with lots more people than bathrooms. If your room mate continues to ...


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"Praça do Comércio" is a big square in Baixa, near the river. You'll have a fanzone there with a giant display screen of 90m2. There will be also food service and entertainments during break times. All games can be seen there (except if more than one game occurs at same time, of course). Besides that, there are dozens of bars and restaurants in the zone. ...


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The ferry you chose before was a 21 hour ride. The trip you imagine would be twice that, nowhere within sight of land (except on the Spanish end), and through not particularly polite seas. Regardless, that ride does not exist. I concur with not driving, having just done a driving trip twice that long myself, it would be a 2-day trip if you push, when ...


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1o means "first" (primeiro). The address denotes an apartment on the first floor. No or simply N means "number" (número).


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Yes, you can travel, but you need to use both passports. This is going to be the third answer saying basically the same thing, but let me break it down into exact steps. When leaving the UK: Check in at the airport, show your Australian passport to airline staff. There is no exit immigration in the UK, so you do not need to show your Lebanese passport to ...


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7 years ago I've been to all 5 islands in Central Group for my honeymoon, with nothing arranged except the flying ticket to Angra do Heroísmo in Terceira. I stayed 2 days in each island. It was easy to travel between the islands, whether by plane (SATA) or by boat. Also found nice places to stay, even in small Graciosa. We rented a car in Terceira, from ...


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This is a big problem. To find a place is easy. Of course all these places are for tourists. They have a web site, advertising and everything. A really nice place to see traditional fado is a place where you feel like you are in 1970. I recommend the Tasca do Chico it is a traditional place where I used to bring my parents and friends when I lived in ...


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The Portuguese system works a bit differently... All visa applications lodged in the UK need to made online at their Application Portal. As part of the procedure you will have the opportunity to schedule your appointment request and the site will tell you which locations and dates are available. Edinburgh, being an honorary consulate, does not have the ...


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