2017-01-08 Friendliness

I am not necessarily saying it is like the one place is so friendly and the other one is not, but I do, quite often here, find myself reflecting over the fact that people around me behave so very friendly. Again, not that Sweden is unfriendly but  maybe rather that the Portuguese are noticeably friendly. […]

2017-01-01 Speed

About the way people drive here I have been thinking about the speed they use while conducting their cars. I have been asked about it and come to acknowledge the fact that there seems to exist a prejudice that Europeans by default are fast drivers. But that is just not the case here. At least not […]

2016-12-25 Mary

So, with Portugal being catholic and the Portuguese being very catholic and all it is fair to say there is pretty much worshipping going on. Lisbon alone has enough churches for you to go to a different one nearly each day of the year. And it is a safe bet that the smallest township across the […]

2016-12-18 Timings

It is normal around here to be thinking of timings, and times, and the adherence to these, and the not so much adherence to them as well.  To me, they are peculiar and I can’t seem to really get my head around how it works. Meaning that I constantly misjudge them. A common prejudice would […]