A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Perhaps I should have said, a light at the end of the car… As mentioned in last week’s post, Won and I were super happy that we had finally come up with all the necessary documents to get our car through the customs and registration process in order to avoid paying a significant tax penaltyContinue reading “A Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Driving Me Crazy!

Little did we know that getting the car on to Portuguese soil was going to be the easy part… Back in late July of 2019, when we were applying for our visas at the Portuguese Consulate in Newark New Jersey, we mentioned that we were thinking of shipping one of our cars. We asked theContinue reading “Driving Me Crazy!”

The First Noel

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Christmas is already upon us. What a head-spinning realization. One year ago we were in New Jersey and just a few short weeks from leaving the country. We were busy making our lists and checking them twice, trying to find out how naughty or nice United AirlinesContinue reading “The First Noel”

Navigation Irritation

What do you do when something you take for granted is no longer there… We were super excited to pick up our car from the importer on February 19. I happily followed Won back to our place in the BMW, while he drove the rental car. When we got home I had him snap aContinue reading “Navigation Irritation”

Time For Another Edition Of…

The recent lock down measures and curfews here are having a positive impact on reducing the spread of the virus, which is great! But, they have put a real crimp on our ability to get out these past few weeks. Therefore, I felt it would be a good time for another edition of Random Musings.Continue reading “Time For Another Edition Of…”

Giving Thanks

Even in such a challenging year, there is much to be thankful for… Naturally, the Portuguese don’t celebrate American holidays, but that didn’t mean Won and I were going to let the Thanksgiving holiday pass without being recognized and celebrated. Instead of a roasted turkey with all trimmings and a table full of family toContinue reading “Giving Thanks”

Tee Time

I promise there is something for everyone in this post… Even if you are not a golfer, I think you will still enjoy reading this. It is filled with beautiful pictures of an historic area with structures dating back to the 14th century, two gorgeous golf courses with great views, a few pictures and aContinue reading “Tee Time”

Falling For Fall

Cool temperatures, a little rain, shorter days, and…flowers??? The seeds of this wild journey to live in Portugal started when Won and I met in 1996. We were both living in Southern California at the time. Our paths crossed at a Taekwondo studio. As a 4th degree black belt, Won was one of several visitingContinue reading “Falling For Fall”

Picture Perfect Porto (Part 2)

Not surprisingly, Won wants to move to Porto now… I’m kicking off the second half of this two-part post about our trip to Porto with a visit to the Jardims do Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace Gardens). Again, this was on our list of places to see in June, but we ran out of time.Continue reading “Picture Perfect Porto (Part 2)”

Picture Perfect Porto (Part 1)

We were so enthralled with Porto in June, we had to go back… The year 2020 has certainly been eventful – OK, that’s an understatement, but even if you rule out COVID-19, it’s been a pretty eventful year for us given our move from the US to Portugal. This was also a milestone birthday yearContinue reading “Picture Perfect Porto (Part 1)”