2017-11-19 Driving part 2

Driving behaviors are indeed known as being quite different form country to country, and sometimes even between cities in these same country. Here in Portugal, driving is pretty fun actually, or maybe unexpected is the more correct word to use. In any case, the traffic here is bound to make you more attentive as a […]

2017-11-12 Driving

People I meet, both here in Portugal and before, are often scared to drive in new cities. This has intrigued me for some time. What is that about, what is there really to be worried about? Surely a part is about not knowing where you are or where you are going in a new environment. This makes it […]

2017-07-09 Safety

In Sweden we are quite, I’m not sure it’s the right word but let’s say, quite worried about safety. Or maybe not worried, but quite aware of safety. More so we are quite aware of and worried about the risks that might lead to not being safe and we want to control those risks. It’s […]

2017-04-16 Walking

I’ve been thinking about how walking here is on the one hand really nice and beautiful and how it on the other hand can be really difficult and on the verge of dangerous. It is very contradictory and I find myself battling with how to approach it. In Sweden, there are two types of walking. […]

2017-03-05 Vests

So when buying a new car here, you get some stuff included in your purchase. Like a spare wheel, a warning triangle, an instruction book, you know, the things you’d think. But I did lift an eyebrow when seeing that also a yellow reflex vest was included in the start up kit. What could possibly […]

2017-02-12 Rain

The rain period has started. This is a strange and in a way quite funny period here in Portugal. For one it contains rain like I’ve never experienced it before, and secondly, it seems to startle the local drivers. During the rain period, the rain in Portugal is like a cascade of water being thrown from […]