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Effie 1 year ago
If you get caught with drugs, you won't go to jail. You get to see medical, social and psychological workers and they will discuss your life choices with you and if you are addicted and need help.
Portugal had a serious drug problem a few decades ago and completely solved it that way. There are far less drug addicts now than in other countries.
       
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Dyche 1 year ago
Edible chestnuts aren't found in the Americas, they all died out. Inedible chestnuts are used for decoration though.
       
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Estelle 1 year ago
Most of the post is right, some are arguable, but #7 is wrong. If you come to Portugal to see Carnival you wasted your money. There is nothing special about it. Cold, rain, and a few local celebrities. Miles away (many many miles) from what is described on this post.
Instead, the São João night in Porto (23/6) and the Santo António night in Lisbon (12/6) are the best nights.... everyone is in the streets, parties with music, food and drink in every neighborhood in those towns. If you want to mingle with the locals in these towns, those are the nights to do it
       
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Muriel 1 year ago
It all looked good ... until the graffiti.
       
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Vanessa 1 year ago
#16 as a Portuguese never heard off
       
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Nicey 1 year ago
Vanessa,

Same, born and raised in ÉVORA, 40 years of age and have never heard of that tradition.
       
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The Portuguese speak foreign languages quite well.


The main secret of this ability is that almost all foreign movies are broadcast both in cinemas and on TV in the original language with subtitles. The official language of the country is Portuguese. It is very close to the Galician language that is used in the north-west of Spain. Sometimes Portuguese is believed to be one of the dialects of the Galician language, other times, it’s vice versa.

As surprising as it might sound, many words in the Portuguese language are close relatives of Japanese words. This is explained by the fact that the Portuguese were the first to establish trade relations with the residents of the Land of the Rising Sun, and they quickly picked up different vocabulary from them. For instance, Japanese words like “pan” — “bread,” “koppu” — “cup,” and even “tempura” — " seasoning" have Portuguese origins.


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