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#12 Goodbye to Hungary; fright at the Romanian border

The 50 days we stayed at Tranquil Pines Camping, KoppĂĄnyszĂĄntĂł, Tolna, Hungary, were so nice it couldn’t be different when we had to say goodbye: tears rolling down for sure! Goodbyes are almost always very emotionally intense moments. But, due to the limitations imposed by the Schengen Agreement – which is always pursuing us -, it was time to go, because, according to our math, we would reach the famous 90 days each 180 days…

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#11 [video] A pilgrimage experience

Hello beloved ones! Today we will share with you our first experience as pilgrims. When we were in Fafe, Portugal, our friend Ana was going for a pilgrimage walk, from Fafe to SĂŁo Bentinho da Porta Aberta, and she invited us to join her. We had never done that before, and we thought: “- Why not trying, right?” Then, on September, 2nd, 2018, we departed around 9:55PM, heading to SĂŁo Bentinho da Porta Aberta. Check…

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#9 [video] Workaway: our way of volunteering.

Hello everyone! In this article we will answer the question that we are asked the most: “What is Workaway?”. So… Workaway (https://www.workaway.info/) is a site where you can search for hosts who are looking for some kind of help, such as caring for animals, taking care of the house, helping in the garden, painting the bedroom walls, help taking care of children, be a receptionist in a hostel, in short, all kinds of tasks that…

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#8 Travel Insurance for free?

Travel Insurance is an item that frequently shows up when it comes to traveling abroad. Even more so if the trip is to Europe, where insurance is a requirement for entry, even if its presentation is not always requested at the border. It is a fact that it may easily become very expensive if you need health care abroad and do not have the Travel Insurance. These insurances can be quite expensive, and since our…

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# 7 Thrown out of the train in Portugal

After our first experience with Workaway at Quinta da Pena (“quinta” is the Portuguese for “site” or “farm”) and having spent a month at Quinta do Muro helping our Portuguese Family, it was time to leave for our second experience, this time in a small town called Benafim , in the middle of the Algarve region. We had scheduled with our next host we would stay the entire October/2018 there, helping him with his daily chores (basically…

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#6 Immigration in Portugal

After 9 hours and a half of a turbulent flight, with the right to fainting episodes and medical requests on board, the last step before we could say that we were officially on Portuguese grounds was still missing: go through immigration. Even so, BĂȘ was already thrilled to see, during the landing, places she had not seen for eight years when she did an interchange in Portugal through Univates, a Brazilian University. The huge queue…

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