A short circuit can lead to a fire, which can cause damage to those in the house, to household appliances, to furniture or to the house itself. In addition to the risk of fire, there are also floods, personal accidents or other risks.
The Douro Valley in Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a highlight of any visit to Portugal. The area is most famous for its port and vinho verde (green wine) which is produced there, as well as a spectacular landscape and beautiful architecture.
Summer can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to tourist traps, and now that tourism is open for business this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic, people are dreaming of the summer holidays more than ever after months stuck at home.
Arrábida National Park in Potugal is located between the town of Sesimbra and the city of Setúbal, and less 40km from Lisbon. This breathtaking coastal national park is a favourite for those who enjoy mountain walks and hiking and provides a stunning panorama for tourists and locals alike.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal has caused citizens and residents to re-think their priorities and living habits, meaning that many are considering moving far from the big cities, in order to look for less densely populated areas in the interior regions of the country.
Staying in tourist accommodation or simply going to a restaurant: such activities previously required no second thought but suddenly became impossible due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal and across much of Europe.
The cost of living in Lisbon decreased in 2020. The Portuguese capital fell 11 places in the "Cost of Living 2020" ranking, by the consultancy firm Mercer, and is now the 106th most expensive city in the world to live in for expats out of a total of 209 major cities.
We cannot deny that life has changed in Portugal and throughout the world, and that many things are still to change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Life after COVID-19 is starting to take shape with some changes already evident.