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Roman ruins, Evora

The wedding crasher.

November 10th 2006
For my last few days in the country, things in Portugal have gone entirely Portuguese. A transit strike shuts down Lisbon during the morning rush, and Sete Rios - the main bus hub out of the city - suddenly feels as good as half-way to Madrid. Traffic snarl-ups have knotted the streets of Lapa. I’m caught in their slow, peristaltic push as I make my way to the station - my knapsack packed for a ... read more
Europe » Portugal

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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