I used to work opposite a Portuguese deli in London and I used to listen to Madradeus obsessively. These were almost the only two connotations of the country I had before I went there. So it was a wonderful surprise when I visited two places, Porto and Lisbon, a couple of weeks ago and was literally bombarded with impressions. Everything was different from what I am surrounded by. I love such adventures. And Portugal did not disappoint at all.