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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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National dishes are distinguished by the obligatory presence of tomatoes and an abundance of olive oil.

Tomatoes are stewed with rice, fish, and seafood and they are also used for cooking soups. Olive oil is an even more popular product. Not only is this ingredient present in salads and most meat and fish dishes — any dish literally is drowned in it.

Street food in Lisbon is true art — in autumn, the city is filled with the smell of roasted chestnuts. One Portuguese man wrote the following in his blog, “One time a Canadian man asked me when seeing chestnuts, ’Do you eat those?’ and I immediately replied, ’Of course!’ He said chestnuts in Canada are for ornamental purposes only. I was horrified! What a waste!”

 

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