Greeting from Lisbon, Portugal!

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  1. HazzleNut

    HazzleNut Read Only Funster

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    Hello everyone,

    There is a very good reason for a portuguese couple to register and post in this forum. In about 1 month (late March) we are leaving in a very promising trip arround Europe, for about a year or so.

    Our journey will begin heading north, and as soon as we reach France we will then start exploring UK. Now, as complete newbies, we hunger for advice, information, places to go, places to avoid, everything that can help us make the best of our time over there.

    This is why, alongside endless googling, we decide to enroll in this forum, that seems to be a perfect place to exchange knowledge about everything relating to motorhoming =).

    Thanks in advance for any help and cheers from down here in the peninsula!
    nuno & susana
     
  2. runrig

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    Hi Hazellnut

    Welcome to the FUN, hopefully you will get all the advice and help you need, as well as having lots of fun when you get over here especially if you can meet up with the funsters on your travels :flyingwelcome:

    Mick & Sheila
     
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    Hiya nuno & susana > Welcome to MotorhomeFun.:BigGrin:
    As Mick & Sheila have said, tons of info on the site and you can also join in the many Funster Meets throughout the year :Smile:
     
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    Welcome to Fun Nuno & Susana:Wink:
     
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    HI.. Nuno & Susana....Welcome to fun......look out for us on your travels through France..and say Hi, .......... we will be touring around France over 7 months or more, we will be stopping at many places :Wink::thumb:

    Mel:thumb: :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site, we do already have a few members in Portugal, including JJ who is often in your area. Do look out for him I am sure that if it was not he that introduced you to us he would be pleased to meet you.
     
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    Boa noite Nuno e Susana...

    Welcome to Fun...

    I am in Ansiao but am thinking of a weekend trip south and I would stay at Pego do Altar, Alcacer do Sal for a night if I do...

    JJ :thumb:
     
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    Hi Hazellnut

    Don,t forget to come and check out Wales

    If your motorhome is not too long, you are welcome to stay on our drive for an overnight

    Happy Welsh Daze
    Chrisboyo:welcomefunster::welcomefunster::welcomefunster::welcomefunster:
     
  9. HazzleNut

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    We are definitely looking for some insight on where to go, where to stay and in order to lengthen our stay we are thinking about doing some part time jobs.

    I've been reading some information about working option and so far we've come up with: "au pair", bar tending, camp counselor, cook, seasonal farm jobs and I think thats about it. Any more ideas on small jobs, 1 week to 1 month tops, that can help us refuel and restock to our next destination?

    One more question (sorry for the nagging), will I have to do some modification to our motorhome headlights or any other sort of mods for it to be street legal?

    Cheers!
    nuno
     
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    :welcome: from me too
     
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    What do you want to see ?

    We've got some nice scenery, France has better.

    We do some good castles and grand buildings. Or do you want congested cites like London, which does have some good sights to see.

    It's not cheap over here. The weather can be terrible.
     
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    It will help if you speak Polish, because if you do find a job your workmates will be Polish or Romanian and working for little money. But since we have more unemployed than the whole of the population of Portugal don't count on finding a job.
     
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    Welcome, as others have said loads of information in the database here, use the search feature its brilliant.
    Brian correctly identifies job issues - we have tens of thousands of local government and health service workers being made jobless between now and the end of March, so the jobs situation is not going to be good. You may wish to get contact with the quite large Portuguese community here to help, they may know one or two good employment agencies, for as you are only looking for a months work that may be the best bet.
    Where to go? Depends on your hobbies and interests - a few hints and people can really help you. Lots of historic sites, lots of great countryside. Most major cities have at least one place thats a must to visit - well Birmingham excepted - sorry Birmingham (but lots of good visitor sites in the Midlands area). We have some of the best free museums and art galleries anywhere. If you are in Scotland in August check out whats on in Edinburgh especially.
    For me, the Lake District is a must for a few days at least.
    Beware of sat navs - they may take you down some very narrow or very steep roads.
    Good Luck.
     
  14. HazzleNut

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    We are not going over there expecting sunny days and warm summer breezes :Laughing:

    Our checklist include museums, castles, ancient ruins, lakes, lovely countryside roads and everything in between.

    It's sad to hear about unemployment rates going up all over Europe, one can only hope things start to pick up slowly from now on. Still, we'll keep our eyes open for small chores we can help with :Smile:

    Wales and Scotland, check!

    London, off course! South seaside towns will be also on our route (Brighton, Portsmouth, etc etc)

    We have a friend working near Norwich, so that's a given.

    Btw, do you have any suggestion on the best place to park when visiting London?

    Cheers to the forum,
    nuno
     
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    Here she is!

    Here she is!

    If you see us passing by in the month of April/May, give us a wave :BigGrin:

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    Cheers
     
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    blooming heck, not likely to miss that are we, hee hee.
     
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