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    Portugal

    After suggesting Portugal as a place to get a visa from for RC I realised that I had no idea what exactly Portugal's purpose was in life so I looked it up

    Here are some Portuguese facts

    The economy of Portugal is a capitalist economy with a per capita gross domestic product two-thirds that of the four big Western European economies.
    Portugal's economy is based on traditional industries such as textiles, clothing, footwear, cork and wood products, beverages (including wine), porcelain and earthenware, glass and glassware, and food industries. In addition, the country has increased its role in Europe's automotive sector and injection moulding industries. Services, particularly tourism and finance, are playing an increasingly important role in the economy.
    , over 420,000 people were unemployed in Portugal. The unemployment rate in the country was 7,7%. Some regions, like Vale do Ave, reach 15%.
    That's about it.

    The only other thing I know is that my missus's aunty brings girls in through Portugal to Spain to work in her massage parlour. She charges them a fortune for the ticket and accommodation. I think it's pretty much people trafficking, nasty piece of work she is.

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    Dr Andy lives there for part of the year.
    he might be able to add a bit.

    They have some decent female marathon runners.

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    Except cheap wine and moderate temperatures, the place really hasn't got much going for it. Most of the 'alternative' types who moved there in the 80s are back on the dole in the UK by now.

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    It's sort of tacked onto the bottom of Spain

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    Thought it was the "port" that made it famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    It's sort of tacked onto the bottom of Spain
    runs along about 70% of the West I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator View Post
    Thought it was the "port" that made it famous.
    I thought it was the 'ugal'. Would you not agree, Do-ugal?

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    my sister is working there as a TEFLer

    actually i thought she was doing rather well in life until i chanced upon Teakdoor

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    Portugal sounds cool.

    I'm ready to go.

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    Grilled fresh sardines are delicious. You wouldn't expect so from what you are used to from the tinned variety. Maybe it's the same with frankfurters.

    If I had to choose a European country to live in Portugal would be very high on the list.

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    Not forgetting Portugal is England's oldest ally since the Treaty of Windsor, signed in 1386.

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    So so far they have signed a bit of paper and have fresh sardines on toast and one could TEFL there.

    hmm not looking too good,

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    Portugals nice place, not many Isaan scrubbers kicking around so a good business opportunity for someone if they can get them in.

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    As I said Helicopter. The missus aunt brings girls in via Portugal to Spain to work in a parlour she has there.

    Not sure why she doesn't work them in Portugal as well though.

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    Too many portu-gals there already?

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    Dunno.

    Maybe Portuguese men don't like women from Asia.

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    Portugal is lovely. My uncle has a villa there which is nice to visit and the country club up the road is a nice place for dinner. The nearby beach is about 15 miles long and pretty much deserted. The golf is great (if you're old enough to have started playing) and things are cheap.

    I'm not sure if the Portuguese fanny puts it about like the Thai fanny does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I'm not sure if the Portuguese fanny puts it about like the Thai fanny does.
    Its the catholic guilt and they get fat when their older

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