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UNESCO designation awarded to Mediterranean diet

Fresh fish, sun-drenched vegetables and olive oil: all components of a cuisine that has been added to the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage classification, according to portuguese-american-journal.com . The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) officially recognised the Mediterranean diet - one of only five to be named on the list - at an Intergovernmental Committee held in Baku, Azerbaijan. This particular designation is given to social...

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Elizabeth Smythe

Luxury real estate now cheaper in Portugal, says expert

A property expert has claimed that luxury property in Portugal has becoming cheaper in the last few years. Mike Ward, CEO of financial asset transfer firm, USForex, was talking to yahoo.com this week. He said that high-end real estate had been reduced by up to half in the country, as well as in Spain. He told the site: "Foreign real estate destinations that saw prices plummet are Spain and Portugal, with luxury property prices dropping as much as 50 percent." This is great news...

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Samantha Bartlett

Portugal listed in best places for Brits to emigrate

Portugal has been voted one of the best destinations to emigrate by Britons. Although deccanchronicle.com reports that France topped the poll, Portugal still managed to place a respectable sixth and earned more votes than both Australia and New Zealand. Both countries are still top holiday destinations but their reputation among expats has started to wane in recent years. Experts have attributed this trend to more people looking closer to home when eyeing up their overseas properties....

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Richard Towey

ITV launches European on-demand service abroad

ITV has launched a new on-demand service for those abroad, according to recombu.com. The new service is designed for expats living abroad. They can register and pay €5.49 (£4.64) a month for the service. This will allow them to have access to 30 days of catch-up to many ITV programmes, such as 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale' ad-free. The scheme will be available in 12 European countries. These are Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Italy,...

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by Samantha Bartlett

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