For a great haircut

I went to Lagos, Portugal, and got a the best haircut I’ve gotten in years. I won’t say I went to Lagos to get a haircut, but I did go to Lagos, and I did need a haircut, so I started looking for a barber. Barber shops appear fequently along the sidewalks of Portugal. Prices […]

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Great people, great pais (country)

Midway into our third week in Portugal, I have to say (not because someone has a gun to my head, but because it’s true), the people of Portugal are marvelous. Almost to a one, they are warm, welcoming, helpful and tolerant of the English-speakers in their midst. And we are a bunch, if you factor […]

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Pedro, you’re my kind of guy

Too many people approach travel like a to-do list. Read the guidebooks and brochures. Then go, go, go. Tick them off to say you did, and … what of it? Yes, seeing the new and historic can stretch the mind a bit, but not if you have to fight your way through a throng armed […]

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Close encounters of the marvelous kind

When the world gives you rain, it also gives you museums. Who wants to be inside when the weather is glorious, no matter how glorious the weather inside? The interior of a building looks pretty much the same anywhere in the world. But if the choice is between wandering around in the dry insides, or […]

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