Local people are conservative in their views and tastes.
The Portuguese are considered to be one of the most conservative people in Europe. They might visit the same restaurant for years, go to the same city and stay at the same hotel for their annual vacation in the southern part of the country, and arrange scheduled family lunches every weekend.
A girl from Moscow who married a Portuguese man outlined the following. “As a typical local person, my husband is not fond of trying new things. My mother cooked dumplings for him and he tasted some other Russian national dishes for Christmas at our friends.” In both cases, he said, “I can’t say it was absolutely disgusting!”