Hopefully, I’ll get to Portugal this year. I’ve been wanting to go for ages. For those who don’t know, Portugal has become wildly popular in a surprisingly short period of time. It was only yesterday that the country was plunged into a crippling economic recession (from 2010 to 2014). And then it made a stunning recovery. Now, tourists and retirees alike are flocking there to play golf, soak up the sun, drink wine, hike in the hills, visit art museums, and listen to “fado” music.
Madonna just bought a house there. John Malkovich goes regularly (from his home in southern France). And last year, Travel + Leisure named the country Destination of the Year.
Here’s an article in London’s The Telegraph titled 22 reasons why everyone’s going to Portugal right now, plus a Youtube video of the Tram 28.
So, what are you waiting for?