-Where were you born?
-In which country and city are you living now?
-Are you living alone or with your family?
With my family. Husband and 5 children.
-How long have you been living in Portugal?
-What is your age?
-When did you come up with the idea of living in Portugal?
In the summer of 2006, after having been on several missions trips, we decided to move permanently to northern Portugal to help establish churches.
-Was it hard to get a visa or a working permit?
-Was it difficult for you to get medical insurance before you went there or when you first arrived?
-How do you make your living in Portugal? Do you have any type of income generated?
All of our income comes from The States, as we are supported by churches to be here.
-Do you speak Portuguese and do you think it's important to speak the local language?
Yes, we are learning the langauge. It is very important to learn the native language to fully appreciate the culture and customs of another country.
-Do you miss home and family sometimes?
Yes, we miss our family. It's difficult being away from them especially during holidays, weddings and deaths.
-Do you have other plans for the future?
-What about housing, have you bought, or are you renting a home? How much do you pay for it?
We are renting a very nice house. In my opinion, housing is much cheaper than in The States. However, vehicles are much more expensive.
-What is the cost of living in Portugal?
Average with the southern part of USA
-What do you think about the Portuguese?
They are very kind to us...but somewhat stand-off-is.
-What are the positive and negative aspects of living in Portugal?
There isn't as much variety in the foods. But if you're creative, you can get past this.
-Do you have any tips for our readers about living in Portugal?
It's beautiful, laid back, and safe. What more could a person ask for?
-Do you have any favorite Web sites or blogs about Portugal?