Visit Portugal – 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About Portugal



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Portugal is one of the most popular spots for European travelers. It has great weather, cheap prices and wonderful people. This video covers some of the issues that travelers and tourists face when they visit Portugal. Whether you are having a pastel de belem in Lisbon, drinking Porto wine in Porto or just hitting the beaches all along the Portuguese coasts, a few things may stick out at you.
Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal
Copyright Mark Wolters 2017
Shock #1. You have to pay for the bread and butter on the table.
Shock #2. The Kitchens close between 3pm and 7pm
Shock #3. They CATCH The bull in Portuguese Bull fighting
Shock #4. The Portuguese love to smoke.
Shock #5. The lack of good lower and middle priced hotels. There are great hostels and vacation rentals though.
Shock #6. The Portuguese Concept of Time. Dinner at 8pm means 10pm… or later πŸ™‚ usually
Shock #7. Driving in Portugal is a white knuckle affair, so be safe.
Shock #8. Guys trying to sell you “drugs” in Lisbon
Shock #9. How affordable Portugal is for travelers
Shock #10. How slick the cobblestones can be.

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22 comments

  1. The bull fighting in portugal reminds me more of south of France bull fighting. I like that neither kill

  2. You pay for everything in Portugal and foreigners usually pay a little more….What the speaker is saying is all true !

  3. One thing that will shock you about me is that I do not go anywhere, except my home country, without watching Wolters recommendations. That is since 2017.

  4. For some Tourists it may be shocking how fierce people are with bus and trams entry lineups, our transports are not that good, long waits and rare sits, so get ready to take linning up in stops, very seriously…

  5. I'm Greek and I think your wife is one of the most beautiful women on the internet. And hey, your Mom is awesome too…

  6. Are gratuities' typically included in the restaurant check in Portugal? Right turn on Red?

  7. I've spent the last 15 years in Portugal, it used to be a nice place, now it's the third world. Stay away πŸ˜‰

  8. Just got back from Lisbon and Porto….the most shocking thing was the hills…holy snikeys. All that being said I loved it so much I cant wait to go back for good.

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