4 Strange things Portuguese people do

After my post about 8 Things Foreigners Find Strange About Portugal, I wanted to give you a heads up about other strange things Portuguese people do. It's really nice to see the face of a foreigner when we try to explain each of them. Let's go. Rules of parking spaces Pictures from a post about "Parking... Continue Reading →

Basic Portuguese

When I was in the Netherlands, a citizen there asked me if Portugal has its own language. IT HAS! Portuguese is in the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. We don't only speak Portuguese in Portugal, but also in Brazil and several African nations including Mozambique and Angola. After teaching you how to order... Continue Reading →

Portuguese Unknown History

Portugal, like other countries, has a lot of history behind its customs. However, you might be amazed to know that Portugal also had a special place in other countries customs and history. Here is a small article, full of unknown history, specially made for you. The true story behind England's tea obsession BBC says it all.... Continue Reading →

Portuguese Customs

We all know that going to a new country means that you will find different customs and culture. It might be strange at first, but it's like with Coca-cola when it entered the country. First you find it strange and then it becomes attached to you (horrible translation for a Portuguese slogan). I've adapted the... Continue Reading →

The myths behind Harry Potter and Oporto

J.K. Rowling only spent two years in Oporto as a teacher, but the myths surrounding this magnificent city and Harry Potter started to grow and are present still today. Unfortunately, Mythbusters didn't do a show about J.K Rowling, but I will do their job today.  Salazar Slytherin = António de Oliveira Salazar, the Portuguese dictator? Since the... Continue Reading →

Where to eat

After my post about THE map of Leiria, today I'm gonna talk to you about the best places to eat in Leiria. In every description, I will try to post the prices because everybody knows the system of Tripadvisor (€,€€,€€€) really doesn't say anything. Fast Food Leiria Shopping Leiria Shopping has around 18 restaurants. From... Continue Reading →

Portuguese Expressions

We, the lovely country you are about to visit, have a lot of funny expressions when we translate them. Below there is a list of expressions, the literal translation in English and an explanation below. I hope you like it. "Do tempo da Maria Cachucha" - From the time of Maria Cachucha We use this... Continue Reading →

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