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Introduction: Hello from Missouri, USA

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My wife, Lola, and I are glad to have found ExpatsPortugal. I'll be an active participant here while we plan our move.

We've visited Portugal before and found the people and the place charming. It's always been our goal to spend at least some portion of my retirement outside the US. I say "my" retirement because my wife will continue as a remote, freelance writer working for medical trade journals. I teach journalism and documentary filmmaking. I make doc films and plan to continue doing that following retirement.

We'll be in Portugal for about three weeks starting in late May '22 for a scouting trip. If all goes as planned (i.e. we settle on a city/neighborhood), we'll move sometime between 1 June and 1 September '23. During the scouting trip we'll be visiting Porto, Coimbra, and Figueira da Foz. 

We're urban people. We've been long-time residents of, and loft dwellers in, the city center of Springfield, Missouri. We hope to "go one better" on our preferred lifestyle in Portugal. Actually, we're hoping to "go one better" on a lot of things, but those can wait for later discussions 🙂

We're happy to be here and looking forward to the help and offering our help as we learn.

--Andy

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Also from Missouri we sold our farm an hour north of Kansas City mo a few months ago and hope to have our new home in Portugal purchased in December.

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Excellent! I hope you find what you want and that the move goes smoothly.

So, any chance you're going to be in the ag/farm business in Portugal? I'm asking because my daughter and her fiancé are also considering the move to Portugal. They currently own a small ag business called Green Future Cultivators -- specializing in microgreens -- and sell at several farmer's markets and to restaurants. They've been wondering about what the ag opportunities might be.

Thanks for the reply! Good to see another Missourian here 🙂

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@aclinemissouristate-edu no business ventures for me just an early retirement

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@aclinemissouristate-edu Welcome and how wonderful for you and your wife!  Leif and I will be making the move as well in May 2022.  Visited Portugal in 2019 and fell deeply in love.  I am from Minnesota and my husband for North Carolina although we have lived through the US stationed with military.  Agina congratulations!

 

Susan & Leif

 

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