I lived in Portugal for 6 months, in Lisbon to be precise. Saw all the expo buildings, Siza's pavillion was very impressive, didn't like that oil rig thing aquarium. Fabulous beach, Carcavelis I think. Went out in Bairo Alto, good spot to get mugged, not me personally but two others with me. Travelled all down the coast, through Alentejo, saw the Roman ruins, Henry the Navigators School etc, thouroughly enjoyable,Lagos, Moorish town, narrow winding streets, Sagres beer. Beautiful country, & relatively inexpensive. Lisbon is one of the best cities I have ever visited, Nice golden gate bridge,but not as good as the real thing.