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[Sticky] Why I like living in Portugal

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Before the lock down, my car needed new tyres. The advice I received was to buy the tyres online and have a local company fit them. Instead I went to my local company (family business) and they quoted the same price for the same tyres as I could get online but their price included fitting. Deal struck, tyres ordered and fitted the next day. Then I was told to stop by anytime and they will check the pressures and adjust for free as part of the service. I appreciate this is a smart way to keep my custom but they have my business and my recommendation for as long as I’m around.

It would be great to hear other experiences of good value and service in Portugal.   

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(@cowboy)
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I took my chainsaw to have the blade sharpened. Total cost 3 Euros ? 

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Walking down the street and strangers who you don’t know say hello/good morning or good afternoon. Friendly people

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Family run, non-chain restaurants offering 3 course lunchtime specials including wine and coffee for 7 or 8 Euros all in. ?  

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A similar tyre story – we had just had four new tyres fitted from one of the big tyre shops (you can’t have one or three in Portugal I have decided .. they have to match (back 2 and front 2) and every time you need a new one you end up buying two!) … a week later we had a nail in a front tyre, our local neighbour said “come with me” and we followed him up to the local tyre shop in the village. Ten minutes later, tyre fixed at a total cost of 7 euros. Smile

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My new neighbours love that they can have their order of freshly baked bread delivered to their doorstep every morning. It’s in a bag hanging on the door when they wake up! 

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I live rurally and still see old men using horse and carts on their land!

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I like living in Portugal because it’s not ENGLAND

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Wow ! I’m proud to be British and of England.  Portugal has been my home for 21 years and for me it’s the way the Portuguese have made me and my family very welcome and the peaceful way of life  with some truly spectacular places to visit. 

 

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Our local electrical goods retailer is a little more expensive that any warehouse but the advice and service is second to none.
Our water heater broke down – they are out within the hour: fixed. We needed a new fridge/freezer – delivered and the old one taken away the same afternoon. New aircon unit – delivered and fitted the same day. The list goes on.
Confort in Tavira – HIGHLY recommended.

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