Sally | Expats Portugal | Ask Our Expats


(1 customer review)


Moved to Portugal: 2014

From: West Yorkshire, UK

Currently lives: Lisbon


About Sally

After spending almost a year doing an internship in the Caribbean, I was finding it difficult to adjust to living back in the cold North of England! I didn’t want to be so far away from friends and family, so I sought a sunnier lifestyle in Spain, where I worked as a British Council Language and Culture Assistant.

At the age of 31, I came to Lisbon seeking some respite from Seville’s unbearably hot weather in the summer of 2014. It was only supposed to be a holiday, however, over six years later, I’m still here and still in love with this city and its surroundings. I teach English as well as working on an AI for a tech company providing software to the UK car industry.

I love travel and culture which lead me to live in Spain, France and Australia. I have also travelled in the USA, India and a number of European countries. Portugal is the right country for me and I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a temperate climate, affordable living and a more relaxed lifestyle with good food and wine.

I’m often exploring Lisbon and its surroundings and have also been to a number of places in Portugal which gives me an overview of the country in general. If you’re not sure if Lisbon or Portugal would be the right fit for you, I am here to share my thoughts and experiences and assist you with any practicalities.

  • Life stage: Working, living in a big city
  • Speaks: English and intermediate level of Portuguese, French and Spanish
  • Interests include: Travel, cinema, music & concerts, snorkelling & diving, gardening, food & wine

How it works

Your Expat is here to help you explore and find out more about your potential lifestyle in Portugal.

Once you have selected and paid for your package, you will receive a digital questionnaire to complete. This will help your Expat prepare the right type of information for your consultation.

Three and 6 hour packages will be broken into half hourly or hourly slots.

A mutually appropriate time will be set for you to meet with your Expat. Connect via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger calls. In person tours available upon request.

Got questions about life in Portugal? Have a chat with one of our Expats to find out what there is to know.

1 review for Sally

  1. sarahjanec (verified owner)

    Sally was an incredible resource to prepare me for my move to Portugal. Not only did she do thorough research of the topics I was interested in, she was also really knowledgeable about Lisbon and Portugal in general. It gave me so much reassurance during the planning for my move, which can be a really stressful time. She talked me through answers to all my questions/ we look at maps, links and it felt like talking to a friend. She made me feel so welcome and honestly, it encouraged me hugely where before I was completely clueless. I think speaking to someone like Sally before a move is invaluable, it covers all those questions you have regarding information that can be difficult for expats to access- talking to a local! Thanks you so much Sally and Expats Portugal 🙂

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