Portugal - The Simple Life

Portugal - The Simple Life

"Olá e bem-vindo" to “Portugal The Simple Life Podcast, an insider’s perspective to Portugal! If your plans to have a simple life abroad include delicious food, a fantastic climate, friendly people and lots of things to see and do, then Portugal is the right place to be! Dylan Herholdt, who has made his life in Portugal, shares an insider’s perspective on living in Portugal and a glimpse of the marvellous lifestyle that has captivated foreigners from all over the world. Join his weekly podcast where along with his guests, they shine light on the various aspects of living, investing and visiting Portugal. This podcast is sponsored by Leisure Launch Group: https://www.leisurelaunch.com/ Welcome to the simple life!


May 13, 2024 44 mins

Mikaela Övén is a speaker, trainer, mindfulness instructor, conscious parenting facilitator, book author, podcaster and this weeks guest. She is originally from Sweden and has been living in Portugal for more than 20 years. Mikaela talks to Dylan about her work in mindfulness, parenting, the simple life in Portugal and why, for Mikaela, Portugal is just sweet. 


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Hugo Zina makes farming look cool! Born and raised on Portugal’s Silver Coast, Hugo is a farmer and owner of ‘Horta do pé descalço’ and he can be found every Saturday selling locally farmed fruit and vegetables at ‘Praça da Fruta’ in Caldas da Rainha. He chats with Dylan about why he enjoys living in the area, what he appreciates about the simple life here and why local fruit and vegetables are so delicious and healthy. 


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April 29, 2024 44 mins

Kate Shifman  is born in Ukraine and raised in New York and after 10+ years in the corporate world, she moved to Portugal in 2016 to build products designed to help others live more fully. Kate is a passionate advocate of a location-independent lifestyle and personal growth through connection and wellness. She is currently building AOMA, a Co-Living + Co-Working space near the coastal village of Ericeira, designed to help guests re...

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April 22, 2024 42 mins

On this edition of 'My Home in Portugal’, Dylan is joined by Patrick Schaumans who is originally from Belgium. Patrick discovered and fell in love with Portugal. After deciding that he and his family wanted a holiday home in Portugal, Patrick explored the Silver Coast and never looked back. The Silver Coast feels like home and he chats to Dylan about why and how it's his favourite place to write novels. 

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April 15, 2024 45 mins

Veerle ‘Vos’ Devos has fallen for Portugal, she has lived in Portugal for close to 20 years, originally from Belgium, a historian, tour guide, book author and the latest guest on the podcast. She chats to Dylan about her love for Portugal, the pace of life, food, history, culture and about her unique book ‘To Die for Portugal’. 



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April 8, 2024 27 mins

Joao Almeida is one of the worlds top professional cyclists but Joao is just a normal guy from a typical Portuguese village here on The Silver Coast and our latest guest on the podcast. Joao chats to Dylan about the simple life, food, why he loves living on The Silver Coast and what he enjoys most about coming home after months on the road as a professional cyclist. 



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April 1, 2024 38 mins

Joining us from her car, Helena Ferro de Gouveia is our latest guest and talks to Dylan about why she is enjoying life in Portugal, she is proud to share that one of her greatest joys is appreciating the simple life in Portugal. From food to the Portuguese people, to the differences between living in Portugal and Germany. After having lived in Germany for over 20 years to work as an international war correspondent journalist, and l...

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On this edition of 'Portugal Property Talks', Dylan takes you inside the popular annual property show, A Place In The Sun Live, held in Manchester England. Dylan is joined by various guests who were at the recent show, his colleagues from Portugal Realty, Bruno and Charlotte, MD of A Place In The Sun, Andy Bridge, and independent property lawyer, Paula Meireles.

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March 18, 2024 51 mins
Following Portugal’s recent general elections, Dylan is joined by Ines Bravo Figueiredo. Ines is born and raised in Portugal, is an entrepreneur and at the time of recording was the youngest female ever running for the office of Prime Minister in Portugal. Ines shares with Dylan her love for Portugal, what makes her proud of Portugal and why she believes in a bright future for Portugal.  

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March 11, 2024 46 mins

For Episode 1 of season 3! Dylan chats to Bento Amaral. Bento is a former Paralympic sailor and a Portuguese wine expert, wine lover and we couldn’t think of a better Ambassador for Portuguese wines. Enjoy this uplifting and happy conversation as Bento shares his love of Portugal and Portuguese wines, his story about representing Portugal at the Paralympics and the interesting work he is doing with Humanwinety.  


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Celebrating more than 200 episode of Portugal the Simple Life Podcast, we take a look back at some of the amazing guests and conversations we had in Season 2.

Featured episodes:
45. Portuguese people are special
55. Retired, rewired & Inspired in Portugal
37. Behind the 100 ft wave
40. Bringing dragons to Portugal
2. History of Portugal - Portugal's Stonehenge?
41. A bird's eye view o...

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February 26, 2024 54 mins

For our 200th episode! Dylan chats to his colleague from Portugal Realty Charlotte Ham. Charlotte has French and Dutch background, and has been living in Portugal with her family for the last 4 years. She shares why moving to Portugal was one of the best decisions she ever made, what she loves about living and raising a child in Portugal, why she enjoys the work she does and Charlotte explains how she never feels alone when she’s i...

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February 19, 2024 49 mins

Our latest guest is renowned jumping coach and genuinely nice guy José Sousa Uva. José has developed some of Portugal’s best athletes and has coached at multiple Olympic Games. He chats to Dylan about his pride at being at The Olympic Games under the Portuguese flag, what he loves about coaching Portuguese Olympic athletes and what he loves about his country. 



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February 12, 2024 54 mins

American couple Josh and Kalie are the creators and hosts of the popular YouTube channel Expats Everywhere. After living in Spain, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and South Korea, they have been living in Portugal for the last 3 years. Tune in to hear why they decided to move to Portugal, what has kept them here, and their experience of going from ‘expat’ to becoming a local in Portugal….


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February 5, 2024 53 mins

George Polisner is originally from the US but has been living in Portugal for the last two years. He is the founder of the civic social network civ.works, and an author who is passionate about innovation and science. 

Tune in to hear his experience of moving to Portugal and the D7 process, the cleansing moment he had arriving on Portuguese soil, and all the things he loves about living in Portugal, including Portuguese food, the peo...

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January 29, 2024 64 mins

Portuguese writer Hugo Gonçalves is once again a guest on our podcast, this time to talk about his latest book “Revolução” (“Revolution”), a story about a family and how they dealt with the changes that occurred after the Portuguese Revolution of April 25th 1974 (also known as the ‘Carnation Revolution’). A period which marked the end of three decades of dictatorship and the birth of Democracy in Portugal. 

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January 22, 2024 48 mins

Our latest guest is American scientist and entrepreneur Nina Patrick who lives in Portugal. Nina specialises in health care, start-ups, longevity, psychedelics and digital therapeutics. She talks to Dylan about why she moved to Portugal, some differences between Portugal and Germany, the importance and beauty of the ‘micro-interactions’ that happen in Portugal daily, the advances Portugal is making in health care, and Nina discusse...

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January 15, 2024 50 mins

Joao Correia is a former professional cyclist who now manages some of the biggest names in the cycling world. Tune in to hear his memories of moving to the United States at 11, how he never lost his connections to Portugal and rediscovered the country as a young adult. Joao also shares his love for Portuguese food & wine and what yearning for Portugal means to him... 


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January 8, 2024 48 mins

Our latest guest Jemi Laclé is originally from Aruba and after living all over the world wants to live in a place where she feels grounded, this brought her to Portugal where she continues who work with the world bank and as the co-founder of the Young Art Collective circle in Lisbon. In this interview she shares with Dylan why she moved to Portugal, life outside of Lisbon, food, people, nature and how these, amongst other things, ...

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January 1, 2024 37 mins

Mario, is born and raised in Portugal and is an incredibly talented ceramic artists and if you have visited places like Nazare or Caldas da Rainha then you may have seen some of his work. In this weeks conversation he chats to Dylan about what he loves about his work, how it part of his heritage, what he loves about his country, what the simple life looks like for him and how, on a daily basis, he feels inspired by Portugal.  


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