California’s new dream seems to be in Portugal – O Jornal Económico
In recent years Portugal has been a country highlighted by celebrities such as Madonna, Michael Fassbender, Monica Belluci and even Christian Louboutin. “Lately Portugal has become a vital destination for Californians looking for reinvention and rejuvenation”, leads the magazine “Los Angeles Magazine”.
“A nation that once shared the globe with Spain, lost for years, is the new chic place to grow a startup, forge an international team, buy an apartment or simply live”, the magazine says, in a straightforward manner that many Portuguese can do not like.
LA Magazine even explains that the cost of living in Portugal is less than half that of California and that a good supermarket wine costs less than bottled water in the state.
“Lisbon pulses with a vibrant expatriate community: Brazilians, French, Ukrainians, British, Africans, Italians and, increasingly, Californians”, he adds. The magazine goes even further and gives the example of actress Scarlett Johansson, who will buy a house in Príncipe Real, Fassbender bought a two-million-dollar apartment overlooking the Tagus and John Malkovich chose to describe Lisbon as “a feast for the eyes” .
“Once considered the economic holiday destination in Europe, Portugal is now Europe’s main tourist destination for several years running”, he essays, dubbed Portugal as the European twin of California.
In fact, while San Francisco has a Golden Gate, Lisbon has a 25 de Abril bridge, many times compared to each other due to both suspended ceremonies. Portugal also has surfing in Ericeira and Nazaré and on all beaches when the sea is good, trams and indeterminable hills when you have to climb.
While California is recognized by Silicon Valley, many startups and companies chose the good weather offered by Portugal to install luggage and luggage. “As California struggles to recover from the existential crisis as a state that many of its own residents believe is in decline, Portugal offers a second chance to live the good old California life.”