GOOD-BYE TO 71 Miradouro, Riberia, 4000-377
AIRBNB and their terms of business, we left the apartment on a sour note, even though it was such a happy time there. We gave the management company 30 days warning of our departure, which they did not accept, per their terms. They said they had lost business, and charged us to the end of May 2021 and have made it our problem to recoup funds from AIRBNB, Another uphill battle to encounter. Such a pity after such a happy time in a beautiful place.
Hello GAIA – our new home
With a limited budget and an empty home, and shops shut requiring online shopping, where could we turn to, but IKEA? Their selection is excellent, in fact they have everything you need to start decorating a home.
Our concern / rumour was that their furniture easily breaks, and is not strong, this we still have to test, but for now we have a team coming to assemble the furniture and put it into place.
The TV, the washing machine we bought from Wortens, great value for money and the shop sales team are well trained and highly informative. Because of excellence in service we added to our shopping list (air fryer / Nespresso / washing machine / tumble drier) and did the contract with MEO. Literally a one stop shop. (all at WORTENS)
- TV cost – EURO 350,00
- AIR FRYER – EURO 75,00
- NESPRESSO MACHINE – EURO 100,00
- WASHING MACHINE – EURO
- TUMBLE DRIER – EURO
- They sort out your MEO phone contract which is massive. When you purchase a TV and channels, they give you 4 phone contracts and depending on your package, they charge a monthly fee. We opted for a package which cost EURO 105,00 per month, thats for all the channels and 4 mobiles with 4000 talk minutes, 4 gig of data and a lot of SMS’S. This is way cheaper than South Africa,
IKEA are so reliable they sent us a notification of their delivery date and a time, and they arrived on time and everything that was ordered was delivered. What a pleasure.
We have one more delivery, on the 4th May then we will do a reveal of what my wife can achieve with limited funds. This is also a ad for IKEA!!!! They offer a versatile range with lots of choice. You can decorate and furnish your entire home by just shopping at their store.
Our new neighbourhood is full of beautiful little roads, an array of colours and beauty. I love it here!!!! There are loads of little coffee shops and grocery stores and restaurants (that only seat 10 people) each with their own unique feel. The weird thing though is they all serve food thats almost exactly the same as the restaurant next door. Not sure how the community make their choice?
Bruce Mac from Porto ‘the City of Angels’