2017-12-14 Handymen

In between Sweden and Portugal it is impossible not to reflect on handymen. As in people who come to your house to fix things, a broken fence, a dish washer, cleaning of pipes, you know. I am intrigued by the fact that these seem to be entirely different species between different countries. In Sweden, when expecting a handyman […]

2017-09-03 Acting out

It just cannot be coincidence, the fact that I to a ninety nine percent never see a Portuguese person acting out as in being loud or using a lot of temperament. It just can’t. It must instead be an indicator that the Portuguese are a remarkably calm people. Cause it’s not like I don’t see people […]

2017-06-11 Saying hallo

I really really like it here in Portugal that everybody is so keen on saying hallo. In the street, in the store, through the car window, whether it’s to someone you know or to a stranger. It’s just everywhere, and I like it. Probably cause I do the same. Its extremely obvious when out walking […]

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. […]