Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

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Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal
Discovering and sharing the delights and surprises of living and travelling in Portugal (by Julie Dawn Fox)
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  • How To Learn European Portuguese For Free, Or Nearly Free 1 week ago Do you really need to learn European Portuguese if you’re coming to Portugal? The short answer is yes. Even if it’s only how to say please and thank you. How far you go beyond the basics in Portuguese will depend on many factors but if you’re planning to spend anyRead More → The post How To...
  • Why You Should Visit Lovely Leiria In Central Portugal 1 week ago Leiria is another of those cities that I put off visiting for a long time for no good reason. I’d heard nothing that made me want to go out of my way to visit Leiria so when I finally got around to it, I was pleasantly surprised. This small cityRead More → The post Why You Should Visit Lovely...
  • Coronavirus In Portugal: Travel Considerations In The Face Of COVID-19 3 weeks ago Up to a week ago, I was complaining that too much fuss was being made about the Coronavirus and the devastating impact it was having on my travel business and that of my local partners and fellow travel bloggers.  I, like many, was in the ‘it’s just a flu’ campRead More → The post...
  • 9 Things To See And Do In Barcelos, Portugal 3 months ago This small city in northern Portugal is famous for the legend that lies behind the painted souvenir rooster of Barcelos. Judging by the number of giant cockerels dotted around the historical centre, this is still its main claim to fame but there are more things to do in Barcelos thanRead More...
  • Best Things To Do In The Algarve (2020) 3 months ago You may visit the Algarve for its beaches, after all many will argue that you will find the best beaches in Portugal here, but it’s always worth prising yourself off your sunbed and exploring the region. There are plenty of things to do in the Algarve that will give you aRead More → The post...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Portugal Gold Award!

This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in Portugal!

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Website Reviews » There are 32 reviews on Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Ayson
13:12 PM October 20, 2012

One of my favourite Portugal blogs! Informative - interesting - and written by a generous and warm-hearted blogger - highly recommended reading!

Paul
18:30 PM December 03, 2012

Well written, warm, informative and with a sense of humour. Great blog for the highs and lows of being an expat in Portugal.

Teresa
18:36 PM December 03, 2012

Congrats!! Great blog from my country, Portugal! Delightful to read every word!

Shaz
18:42 PM December 03, 2012

I really enjoy this blog as it makes me want to go to, visit, eat or just partake in all the things talked about!

Katrine Carstens
18:47 PM December 03, 2012

Julie's writing colourfully brings Portugal to life and gives excellent insights into being an expat there.

Olga
18:47 PM December 03, 2012

A very informative and highly original blog which works well both for expats and for Portuguese as it brings the many lived experiences in Portugal into dialogue. The language of the blogger is lively and humourous as she invites the reader to join her on a journey across the country.

Karen
08:18 AM December 04, 2012

It takes you to familiar and unfamiliar places, through familiar and unfamiliar experiences, and brings them alive with vivid descriptions and just the right touch of humour - a very personal view of Portugal. Great blog!

Cristi Moise
09:30 AM December 04, 2012

Good luck !

Marianne Elizabeth
09:45 AM December 04, 2012

I've only visited the southern area of Portugal - known as the Algarve - but Julie's blog makes me want to take the five hour drive from my home in southern Spain much more often than I should. This blog is very well written and with wonderful photographs, making areas of Portugal jump out and come alive for you, from the computer screen. I always look forward to new posts as they are published and if you are not a follower, then I suggest you sign up, right away. I promise you wont be disappointed. Well done, Julie - keep up the good work!

Lynn Lees
10:49 AM December 04, 2012

Great blog with awesome photos!

Aisha Ashraf
14:44 PM December 04, 2012

I've never been to Portugal but thanks to Julie's descriptions and skill in telling the story behind the scenes, I'd know exactly where to come for information and background if I ever had the opportunity to visit. The history alone is a draw even if you're not interested in info and pics - Julie makes it come alive...

Robert
16:31 PM December 04, 2012

I've been enjoying these postings since the start. Nice text, nice photos. The one on driving was interesting, observant and thoughtful - and not overly negative. Keep up the good work, Julie.

Stina Jacox
22:12 PM December 04, 2012

I love to follow Julie's adventures!

Jennay
22:32 PM December 04, 2012

I really have enjoyed this blog-her photography is AmaZing!! I really hope you win the award-you deserve it!!

Gene Silva
23:37 PM December 04, 2012

I have a deep understanding of Portugal and its people. My parents were born there, I have visited and conducted business in two of its major cities, and I have been active in the Portuguese - American community for over forty years. Julie's blog is the best I have read (and follow) in both Portuguese and English. She has captured the character and personality of the people, her appreciation of the country's history is surprisingly good and her taste in what is on offer in the rural areas she visits in her travels mirrors my own. She is most deserving of "five stars".

Margarita
00:26 AM December 05, 2012

Seeing Portugal through Julie's words and pictures is a revelation. When I get there, I think I'll feel right at home!

Limei Shimmen
00:58 AM December 05, 2012

Julie, you deserve it :-) All the best! Limei Singapore

Anne
08:13 AM December 05, 2012

this just gets better and better! Hope you win!

Julianne Baker
09:41 AM December 05, 2012

Good luck me dear

Mick
09:57 AM December 05, 2012

The best blog about Portugal I have ever come across. Her comments are illuminating giving a great insight to life in Portugal.Stunning photographs accompany her writing. Always enjoyable often with a quirky sense of humour. I love it!

Katka Garaiova
11:59 AM December 05, 2012

Hey Julie, I'm voting for you. I enjoy reading your blog very much, thank you!

Andrea
12:04 PM December 05, 2012

Through her extensive travel and research of Portugal she manages to impart all the necessary practical information but with artistic insight and humour, making it really good fun to read!

Jose
14:03 PM December 05, 2012

Julie's stories provide interesting insights on the delights and unique experiences that are available to those who want to live or visit Portugal.

Esther Beugeling
16:55 PM December 05, 2012

Love the A to Z of Portugal. After meeting you in Porto, I know your personality is part of your blog.

Vivienne
17:07 PM December 05, 2012

I always enjoy reading Julie's blog. I visit Central Portugal whenever I can and her articles and fabulous photographs certainly make me want to explore further afield on my next visit. A truly talented travel writer!

Jules
20:07 PM December 05, 2012

Brilliant blog for anyone who's thinking of going to Portugal or who's already been there.

Carla
23:25 PM December 05, 2012

Great blog!Some interesting writing and fantastic photos!

Lucy
13:02 PM December 06, 2012

A great blog that's helped inspire my first visit to Portugal next year!

Bryon
16:35 PM December 06, 2012

Such a delight to experience Portugal through Julies Blog. I hope to visit there in the near future to trace my Portuguese ancestry. Her stories and photos are very informative and written with care and love for the country. So glad i discovered her blog.

Val Crighton
21:00 PM December 06, 2012

I'm so pleased that lots of people like your blog.You certainly deserve to win.

Haroun Cherif
01:58 AM September 26, 2014

great blog!!! I have been living in Portugal for more than 14 years now and never have regretted my decision to leave Belgium!

Sarah Correa Desa
13:05 PM October 03, 2014

Super blog all about Portugal.

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