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It’s not hard to understand why everybody loves Portugal. It is the perfect holiday destination with magnificent beaches, warm and reliable sunshine, friendly helpful people, super cheap prices for almost everything and as a bonus, it’s really easy to speak English to the people and most young people speak English really well, in fact better than many British people can.
Right now we are in the middle of winter but today we have bright sunshine and the temperature here is 13c at 10 am. In a few weeks we can expect the daily temperatures to be between 20c and 30c every day.
This morning Ji Sing and her beautiful Chinese friend checked out about 9 am, It was a real pleasure hosting them. Kumar never came home last night so he missed meeting them both hehehe. I hope you will be reading this at work, Bhai, (and I will leave dalbhat and chicken curry in the fridge for you tonight). They were wonderful girls. Ji Sing is from Chongqing (China) and her friend is from Harbin (also in China). They are both studying Portuguese language in Aveiro, Portugal and came to Lisbon for a weekend trip.
At 5 pm we will host two more guests, Martha from Montpelier in France and Lucia from Portugal who is in transit through Lisbon.
Life is great but not perfect yet. We are still held up by immigration matters before we can start the application process for the family. I miss our home in Kathmandu every day, and I miss Flocky too. Every time I see a German Shepherd passing down the lane, I start thinking of Flocky, our naughty but wonderful German Shepherd.
The picture at the top is of Cascais, a very picturesque seaside town to the west of Lisbon. Most guests here go to Cascais by train. It takes only about 45 minutes. The lower picture is of Peniche, to the northwest of Lisbon and very popular with surfers and sun worshippers.
Come to Portugal, everybody. You will love this country.