Hello all! Just wanted to introduce myself. I am currently living in the Monterey Bay Area, California and am planning to move to Portugal with my two dogs by the end of this yr. Already completed my scouting trip last yr and am trying to decide between Cascais area and the Algarve area around Lagos. I have a multi cultural background - am Indian, born in East Africa, grew up in London, lived in Rome for a while after graduating and have been in California for the past 25 yrs. Husband passed away 20 yrs ago - no kids. Just me and my two fur besties!
I live a block away from the ocean and love the earthy lifestyle but also enjoy going to the city’s and traveling. Animals are my passion and I am very involved with local rescues here!
Would love to connect with anyone else from California who is thinking of moving there or already living in Portugal. I am also hoping to meet fellow Brit’s ( I have missed the sense of humour!) and Indians because I like to connect with my culture too. I know it’s hard to make friends with the Portugese but I am outgoing and make friends pretty easily so fingers crossed. Made some good connections on my scouting trip. I am planning on applying for D7 visa and flying there with my pups via the Private Charter so I can fly them in the cabin with me and securing a rental with a garden.
Anyone had experience with other the private charters? It’s all a little overwhelming- I see many couples moving there and planning together and I wish I had that but I know I will be fine. I plan on using a relo company to help me with the process but so many things to consider! Yikes!!
I apologize if this intro is too long! Thanks in advance and look forward to hearing from other members.