The only advantage of Covid has been that one can negotiate deals, thanks @Eric Daem for the advise, you were right again. I found this gem, and got it for a lot less than the normal rate. It is so well located, having a comfortable bed and home is I think one of the most important aspects of relocation of any form, when you lower your living standards, especially your home, I think that would make one terribly home-sick, especially after what we left behind.
After getting horribly lost finding our hotel in Lisbon, we learnt our lesson, and made sure we got DATA, a Portuguese SIM card, and downloaded ‘google maps’ and getting from Lisbon to Porto was a breeze, this is one of the best inventions ever. Parking this car did attract some of the wrong attention, but nothing that a bit of South African charm couldn’t sort out!!!
Must say this is a very beautiful part of the world, we will start our exploration in the morning, – looks like we will be doing lots of walking, so the weight should come tumbling off, soon ill be as trim as my business partner CJ.
This is our road, its very steep, very narrow, I reversed it, and I think I burnt the clutch out. (will deal with that in the morning)
Need to do some shopping to stock up with groceries, and coffee and washing powder and all the things that modern living requests in order to live well.
the colours and architecture are amazing!!!
To pull this all off has been nothing short of a miracle, – we have the most amazing attorney who handles everything, her name is SANDRA RODRIGUES, she is nothing short of brilliant. If anybody is ever considering moving here, I suggest you contact her, she will make the administration and the paper work light, as she handles everything. I can provide her details privately.
Familiarity is something I am missing, even though its only been two days, its tricky not knowing where to find things, how to get to places etc… if I was 21 it would be that much easier, … the ADVENTURE has begun!!!