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Meet for coffee in Coimbra & Tomar?

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Hello Everyone!

I am thinking about relocating to Coimbra/Tomar area and would love to hear from the current residents what it’s like to live there – weather, international community and local culture.

I will be in the area on June 4, 5 and 6. Would anybody like to meet for coffee and have a quick chat?

Thank you, Alex

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@trinityone We live in Tomar!!  We just arrived about two months ago…  We would be happy to connect for coffee in Tomar…  Let me know.

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@suzired22 Thank you!  Would Tuesday evening, June 4th at 6 PM work for you? If so, meet at Café Da Praça on the main plaza?

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Hi we live 40mins from combria near COJA which is a small but lovely town. Quite a few expats here already but touristy .We are off to canada soon so cant make the 4th but feel free to pick our brains .We have been here 3 years and no regrets .paul .ps Both Tomar and coimbria lovely towns but more expensive to buy rent etc

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Thank you @prod and @dazzle
How has been your weather experience?  For example, northern Portugal is green year-around, but it rains all the time. Southern Portugal, on the contrary, has over 300 sunny days, but groundwater for gardening use will continue to remain scarce. Was climate a contributing factor for you choosing your current location?
What is your experience of mingling with the locals and creating friendships?
Lastly, have you been able to find international community to develop connections with?
Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback! 

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@trinityone as I said I am here just two weeks in fact it’s two weeks today. I thought it was pretty cold the first few days but it’s finally warming up. I spent some time here last summer and never thought it was hot. As a disclaimer I have lived in the Virgin Islands and the Florida keys so my perception of heat is different then some people’s. 

So far I have met some nice people but remember I’m just here 2 weeks, so I’m not going to have a big friend group yet. One thing that helps is I moved here with my dog and everyone wants to pet her and ask questions. I am signed up for the Portuguese language class at the University that starts in a couple of weeks and that will be very helpful. 

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@trinityone Sorry I’m so slow in replying!!  I work full-time…  my employer is in California so I work 5p – midnight Portugal Time…  maybe we could Whatsapp??  I’m very happy to talk to you about Tomar!!

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@suzired22 No worries.  Would any other time work better?  WhatsApp could also work.

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@trinityone could you do coffee/tea at 1p?  If that isn’t good I can whatsapp anytime…  even during work hours… just have to be near my phone and computer… I’m a personal assistant…

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@trinityone Well I received a text this morning that a DHL delivery I have been waiting on forever will be delivered today and requires I give the driver a code…  

Let’s have a WhatsApp video call… whenever you are free.  

So sorry about this!!!!  

Suzi

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I will only be in Coimbra about 3 weeks in early June, but I’m still happy to talk about it if you’re interested in talking to a newbie about what your first few weeks could be like. 

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