"Brelcome",a view from abroad Vós adoramos Portugal.Muito obrigado.

How unusually abandoned and odd are we all now feeling in Europe? For this we can blame the legacy of the British Empire – but sadly we can’t blame anyone else for creating "The Empire". 14 years ago when leaving the grey shock of England and the English I am glad my chosen point of departure was Plymouth sparing me the possibly induced nostalgia that the white cliffs of Dover might drum up.Since then I haven´t had the extent of my exile from a land and people so clear for a long time.They are foreign to me, and their land seems foreign. ‘The past is a foreign country.They do things differently there.’ That immortal first line to L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between wistfully condenses the problems inherent to memory and history.The country that is now my home, Portugal,a once former empire itself, offers me hope and happiness. More recently some angry Brexiteer ranted on social media as he was held up in long queues at some European airport."This is not the Brexit I voted for" Well I wonder what Brexit he had in fact voted for? Abandoned we may feel, but keen not to lose valuable tourism from their oldest ally, today some good news,The Portuguese government has launched the initiative "Brelcome".....

"Some times life plays little tricks and brings some changes. But there are a few things that will remain the same. You are part of our history and together, as allies, we changed the course of the world. No border will separate us.
Your sense of humour and zest for life will forever be part of the sand of our beaches, of our golf courses, of our wine cellars and of our music festivals. Brexit may be the word of the day, but from us, you will always hear Brelcome.
Portugal will never leave you. Have a look at our suggestions and discover what you cannot miss.

Our sand will never leave you
An extensive coastline with soft golden sand on every beach, a long summer and plenty of sunshine all year round make Portugal an obvious choice as a holiday destination.
Our sunsets will never leave you
Come to Portugal to enjoy the good life in every way. Just let yourself go and savour all the things we have to offer – the different landscapes, the aromas and flavours of Portuguese gastronomy, the sounds of nature, to name but a few.
Our flavours will never leave you
The food in Portugal is a closely guarded secret. Portuguese cuisine has everything to please even the most discerning palate because it is based on genuine quality products, cooked according to traditional recipes or to the most innovative and unusual trends". Know more about the Portuguese Gastronomy
If you are travelling to Portugal soon, casa rosada suggests you check the Portugal Health Passport in case you need healthcare services during your stay. In a Brexit situation, you probably want to know what will be different. Have a look at Brexit: Information for British travellers to Portugal.


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