"What a sad country!" Portugal Favorite Tip by mariquita

Portugal General: 321 reviews and 294 photos

Favorite thing: Actually i will talk here about my "less" favorite thing about Portugal.

And I must say that I had a great disappointment with this country. I had always thought that sharing with Spain the same peninsula and being a latin people, Portugal would be a lively place full of happy people.

Great mistake. Nothing could be further from reality. In Portugal you feel sadness, melancholy and nostalgy everywhere.

If Spain and even Italy and Greece are lively countries with people having fun all the time, happy music, when you visit Portugal you may have the feeling that people's attitude is closer to Finns or English.

That was a great disappointment.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 17, 2002
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