Where I Go: The Best Basketball Court in Lisbon

At Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, There’s Only One Shared Language, and Everyone Is Welcome

When I arrived in Lisbon in late 2016, I was in the best basketball shape of my life. I had just finished a master’s degree in Scotland, where I had started for the university’s second team (and rode the bench for the first). So one of the first things I did after unpacking was to seek out what I’d heard was the best basketball court in the city.

I’d moved to Portugal after securing some remote freelance work. My plan was to add a language to my lopsided resume—I already spoke …

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How to Plan the Perfect California Exit

One East Bay Family's Departure for Portugal Is a Study in Leaving on a High Note

When it comes to California departures, I have no problem with the number of Californians moving out. It’s still a free state in what’s more or less a free country, …