About me


My name is Cátia and I’m here to show you that Portugal is more than Lisbon.

Portugal is small in size but big in history! We have a rich culture and landscapes way beyond sun, sea and sand – this diversity has amazed me since I was a kid going on vacation with my parents.

Perhaps Portugal is part of your travel plans or maybe you find yourself daydreaming of making the move to this corner of Europe. Either way there’s a world of information to explore, which includes Portuguese language and all the little big quirks that can be expected when visiting or living in the country. Shall we explore them together?

tl;dr? I write about Portugal. *** Regular contributor to the Good Morning Portugal show with Carl Munson and to Live and Invest Overseas. *** Meme collector.


  1. Love Portugal, but for me it would be “Beyond the Algarve” and I would have to include Lisboa. So many places to see. Love Monsaraz and many of the Alentejo marble towns. So many top places. Thanks for sharing MM 📷

    • I know what you mean, but the fact is that the Algarve is more than just one long beach on the South coast – which is why this blog isn’t called ‘Beyond Algarve’ 😉
      And don’t get me wrong: I love Lisbon! I just want to share what’s *beyond* it because so many people focus on Lisbon alone – and even then they don’t properly explore the city. I like to think of myself as some sort of masked blogging avenger. Ah!
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Hi 🙂

    (I didn’t find your email so here it is :/)

    I am thinking of moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress but sadly I will lose the WordPress Reader and my followers :/
    So if you still like my stories ( I hope you do :)), could you please sign-up via email?
    My email sign-up link : http://eepurl.com/WPz5H

    Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon

    Myriam @OffTWanderland

  3. Well this all looks rather great!
    I just moved to Lisbon and love it (while also being entirely aware of how interesting much of the rest of the country is/will be to me.

    • Hi, Becky! I had a baby recently, so I’ve slowed down a bit. I’ve done a few posts on Instagram but the blog will be back again on its feet before you know it. Thank you so much for caring and hope all is well with you, too! 🙂

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