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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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Surnames in Portugal are quite complicated.

Portuguese actress and model Victoria Guerra. Her full name is Victoria Deborah Lark Guerra.

The surnames of many local residents consist of 2 parts: the first one comes from the father, the second one comes from the mother. In some families, apart from parents’ surnames, they also add the surnames of grandparents, which are also double. It all makes one long name, like wagons on a train. That’s why the Portuguese are the owners of very long surnames that are difficult to both remember and pronounce. By the way, first names are often double too — such as Maria-Louise, for example.

 

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