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I am Elsa. I arrived to Portugal mid July. I am from Sweden, lived in Malaysia, Singapore Hong kong and now Portugal. We are in Caldas da Rainha. I hope to meet some of you. 

I would very much like to learn some basic Portugese to get by daily. As we are in a village, communicating with the locals would be a great advantage. Could i have some tips on where i could go to,here in Caldas please? 

My husband and i run a company called Coolsaver International. We travel alot and i cover Asia market. Due to the Covid virus, i am mostly homebound and we work from home. 

I love my Sauvignon Blanc and recently i am into the local Portugese vino verde. Is this correct to say? Also, Rose. 

Thank you for yr time. 

Yours sincerely


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Hello @elsa and welcome.

Our local Council (Camara) has been running Portuguese lessons although these are presently stopped due to Covid. I don't live near you but it might be worth checking with your Camara to see what is available. 

Also take a look through this forum:




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