Suzy and I moved to Portugal in October 2020. It’s a very long time since I was last in the country and Suzy had never been before. Here are our top ten observations so far. Repair not replace Stuff that you buy now is not designed to be repaired and generally speaking in the West we have become used to buying new. This is not the case in Portugal. There have been many instances where people have actively repaired stuff for us even though they would have made more money by selling us new which fits with our ethos, and our pocket.