Rafa Maciel: Guided tours of London with a Brazilian twist

[VIDEO] From having his own YouTube channel to organising guided tours of London, everything Rafa Maciel does seems to involve using his communication skills to meet new people in a fun and engaging way.


Liliana Martins: ‘Home is wherever I want to be’

[PHOTOS] Pragmatic and straightforward, Liliana works at a foreign exchange company, and is engaged to Rome-born Andrea, who she met just two years ago.

João Costa: The Portuguese teacher helping others move abroad

[VIDEO] Born in Costa da Caparica, a beach town near Lisbon, João Costa was forced to leave his home country when he found himself jobless during the financial crisis. Like himself, many other teachers were left unemployed. In 2007, João took matters into his own hands and moved to London, where he now works as an Assistant Headteacher.

Ludmila: “You are happy because you are grateful.”

[PHOTOS] Born in the Portuguese capital, Ludmila has family from both Guinea and Cape Verde. But, over 10 years ago, she moved to the UK, where she completed high school and graduated with a French and Political Science degree from the University of Leeds.

Francisco Durães: The Portuguese food lover

[VIDEO] When you walk into O Cantinho de Portugal, a restaurant located in the heart of Stockwell, you might wonder if you are still in London. Owned by Francisco and Carla Durães, the restaurant looks, smells and feels like Portugal.

Joana Jesus: London’s Portuguese video blogger

[VIDEO] Seven years ago, Joana Jesus left Lisbon and moved to London. Since then, she has been involved in a handful of projects – from developing her own curriculum module to starting a YouTube channel.