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Move to USA Part 1 – Getting the Visa


Well, i am going to start writing my experience in how i got here in the USA. First of all i tried to enter US  for many years and get a Visa. The first advise i wish to give is never give up. If that is what you want continue forward. You can have a … Continue reading

Moved again and this time to the USA


Well, i did not write on this space for a long time and i am sorry, since my life has been a roller coaster i was not able to. It happened again, i moved again. From Portugal to Netherlands, then UK and now USA. In the next few days i will write a big post about … Continue reading

Shoes Mystery


    This is a mystery that i would like to solve, so if you have an answer for me please post it. I lived in many placed around Europe but UK is the only place i see shoes, usually mens on the side of the roads and not the pair but just one. This … Continue reading

Poisonous spider in UK on the rise


  Hi all, i am now living in this house in Bedfordshire, UK for 2 years and i have small and big spiders in the garden and also inside the house and i believe they enter inside the house because of my dogs. I have seen some big spiders like this one on this BBC … Continue reading

United Kingdom VS Netherlands


It has been 2 years since i entered UK. Before coming to the UK i was for 2,5 years in the Netherlands so as suggested by a reader of this blog i will try to make a comparison of this 2 countries, maybe not always with facts but with what i felt about the 2 countries … Continue reading

Britain is a nation of litter bugs


I am 36 years old and i am from Portugal, lived there for 25 years , then a few years in the Netherlands, some time in Spain  and for about 2 years here in UK and i never saw nothing like this. Here in the UK you see litter everywhere everything is dirty in the … Continue reading

Grocery cost in UK


  On the following days i will write several posts mentioning the cost of several services, like restaurants, shows, renting houses, car insurance etc.on this particulary post i will show the prices of groceries. I have bought in several supermarkets and the most known are “ASDA“, “TESCO“, “CO-OPERATIVE“, “SAINSBURY” AND “WAITROSE“. I usually don´t like very … Continue reading

Get access to public Doctor (GP)


In Uk health is public contrary what happens in the Netherlands where i was for 2,5 years, that is private and is mandatory to have a health insurance. The public health in UK is called NHS – National Health Service. One of the things you should take care when you arrive at the UK is … Continue reading

After 5 month in UK


Good afternoon, I have been out for many months for personal reasons. I am sorry for my absence. Now that i am back i will make posts regularly. In the last post i have changed cars. I decided to buy a used mini and till now i went to the car service 2 times, one … Continue reading

Register you foreigner car in UK


Hello all finally i arrive at the end of the process of inserting my car in UK. You can use you car in UK for 6 months (https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/temporary-imports) , i try to change it sooner because i did not wanted to pay for the very high Dutch taxes. So if you have and European left hand … Continue reading

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