Well this is the way I see portugal, my country of origin. It is a slow people of understanding, rude and arrogant, ignorant, accommodating, selfish, and without common sense. Remenber ; Portugal belongs to the European mafia, which in the long run is a disadvantage, even if at present it can be cool. VERY HIGT TAXES. Public and private services work poorly, poorly prepared and often rather arrogant and lazy employees. Health services a catastrophe. Public transport outside the big cities, long waits, and more expensive than in Zürich, Geneve or Paris. Dirty streets. Food very careful, many agrotoxics. Houses without comfort, such as heating, or thermal or acoustic insulation. The heating of water in the houses is with gas cylinders, very heavy to carry, when the gas runs out and you are in the middle of your shower, it is terrible, much more by cold wether. Very few homes have hot water for electricity, or piped gas. The Portuguese treat animals very badly, and dogs are always barking, there are parts of cities, towns and neighborhoods that it is impossible to sleep because of the noise of the dogs, they start early in the morning, and until the wee hours of the night always the noise of dogs . Portugal is full of corrupt Marxist socialist politicians. portugal is a joke. The 80% natives are poor, they live poorly, they earn very little, and life is difficult. But for foreigners the Government does publicity, thus ruining the real estate market to such an extent that the natives have no more possibility of buying or renting an apartment however small. Misery is constantly increasing and the Portuguese continue to immigrate. I was born in Portugal, but I will never go there again.