The Portuguese are lazy, they don’t work, they just chill, drink wine, and play football . That’s a typical opinion on Portugal in the North. Well, for some reason, the stereotypes in other countries are not much better. More than that, I had myself the similar picture of Portugal before I actually arrived here 3 years ago. I could make a separate post on my silly presumptions, if you are interested. ☺
After being here in Portugal for 2 months involved in university activities and talking to local people, I should say that Portuguese people are a very hard-working nation. The working days are long and exhausting, responsibilities are high, the pace is fast.
Despite long working hours, Portuguese people find time for family, friends, hobbies, etc. How? I don’t know, but they are like supermen who manage to handle so many things at the same time.
I am also impressed by the high quality of work done my Portuguese people. They are very deliberate, which again breaks another stereotype of Portugal being a low quality country.
For a strange reason, Portugal is underestimated. What is more, this lovely country undeservedly got the negative label… 😞 But, guys, you are the best! 😘❤