We'll be arriving in Portugal soon for our scouting trip. When we return home (the metaphorical top of the rollercoaster), we begin the D7 process and start looking for a rental.
If any expats or ExpatsPortugal staff are available, give us a holler and let's meet for lunch or happy hour or something.
The following is our schedule, but the day-to-day neighborhood details are my plans. Lola and I will be scouting neighborhoods independently.
24 May: Arrive Coimbra
25 May: Norton de Matos and Vale das Flores
26 May: day trip to Lisbon to meet with Ei
27 May: Santa Clara
28 May: Stadium neighborhood (part of Se Nova?)
29 May: Arrive Porto
30 May: Vila Nova de Gaia
31 May: Espinho
1 June: open, possible day trip to Aveiro
2 June: Bonfim
3 June: Arrive Matosinhos
4 June: central Matosinhos
5 June: Neighborhood surrounding Parque da Cidade do Porto
6 June: Remalde
7 June: expat meeting in Gaia (plus more scouting here because it's high on our list)
8 June: Return to U.S.