Why Do I Love Portuguese People?

There are individualistic societies, and there are societies referring to collectivism. They both function well and have their advantages. The only thing which matters is what suits personally you best. Coming from the southern Russia, I feel more comfortable in collectivist society, like Portuguese.

What is so special about it? 

This is probably the most important thing for me – Portuguese people do care. It starts from small things. For instance, when I was buying a sun protection cream, the shop assistant told me that the one I have chosen is not strong enough. My skin was pale, and I needed a stronger one. So, he just brought a better cream for me. 

Once, I had a terrible flu, and a waiter in the restaurant made a the tea for me. It is a small nice thing to experience because I didn’t ask for it.  And it was not included in the bill. 

There is a constant support from strangers, and if you have Portuguese friends, then you are absolutely protected and cared. No matter what might happen, you are sure that they will be by your side.

Portuguese people do small talk! I absolutely love this habit. I think it is so nice, and it is a necessary part of human interaction.

The other thing – Portuguese culture is very traditional and old fashioned. Some people may consider it rather a negative issue, but not me. Portugal is the country where friendship and family still matter a lot. After living almost 8 years in Nordic Europe, I do see the difference.

Portuguese people have a big heart and warm soul. Portugal has a rich culture, but first of all, the country is rich in great people ❤

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  1. We do love to talk 😂 but I get what you’re saying, cause I moved out of Portugal and I think people are a bit cold and distant it’s so weird for me, everyone looks sad. You barely hear them talking and laughing.

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  2. I love reading your posts about Portugal! I lived in Lisbon for 6 months during my college years and I just love the people, food, beaches! It is an easy place to fall in love with and I long to go back some day and enjoy a galao and pasteis de nata in one of their lovely street cafes!

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  3. thank you for your article 🙂 i agree with you about us, i am portuguese and i had the chance to live in other countries, which made me understand more about my own culture and roots 🙂 abraço, PedroL

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    1. I really felt like share my experience because I heard many people saying Portuguese are lazy, too chill. But my experience was just the opposite, people are very hard working and they care, and manage out of stress well

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      1. 🙂 well unfortunately there are a lot of stereotypes, that´s why I prefer to travel and see the reality by myself (just like you), I´m glad you came and you wrote this article 🙂 greetings from Lisbon, PedroL

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