Portugal for dummies (the negatives)

Holistic thinking in Portugal

Doesn’t exit, don’t ask people to do it. they have their opinion and can’t / won’t don’t know how (see below) to. 4 people and 20 experts around a table.

People live in their own heads

So, be prepared for that


Significant of social pressure to drink

Social situations / invitations

Godchildren, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, you are expected to attend. And drink.


Drinking, driving, talking over one other, noisy neighbours, ill disciplined children, lapse parenting.


Thins take time, men hitting stones with hammers or drilling, rather than 1 hour / 1 day it will take 2 weeks and 1 month. Basically systems are not mechanised and manual labour dominates therefore takes a long time. People are not lazy workers (except 1.5 hours for lunch) just don’t know to use advanced tools or employers won’t pay / educate employees.