Finally got back to Portugal, but it may be the last time I go in the summer. Lisbon was hot—really hot—and crowded with tourists, traffic, and noise. The whole country was caught in the grip of a European heat wave (Evora was 42C one day.) and the crush of visitors only added to the heat and a sense of chaos. It’s not the country of ten years ago; it’s definitely not the country of the mid-80s. Too bad…Portugal has been discovered by everyone else. But I still love the place.

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