Taking a trip to Portugal means having the possibility to enjoy the sun without travelling too far or experiencing too great a culture shock. But that's not the whole story; here are 6 reasons to travel to Portugal.
Just a few days to spare? Fancy a change of air without going too far from home? On the contrary, do you need a complete change of scenery at the other end of the planet? Here's our latest advice to decide if a trip to Portugal is for you or not.
You should go if
You want sunshine not too far from home
You want to awaken your gourmet side
You imagine yourself listening to a real fado, with a glass of port in your hand
You love to meet friendly people
You find bullfights too cruel, but you can enjoy a bullfight without death at the end
You dream of riding in a yellow funicular tram in Lisbon
You shouldn't go if
You like a total change of scenery
You love light cuisine
You're too depressed to hope of holding out for more than 2 fados in a row
You have no interest in historic sites
You believe that Ronaldo plays for Madrid because Lisbon is only good for retirees and there's nothing there to do there
You think that the restaurants only serve cod and you don't like fish