"Welcome to Lisbon my friend!".
You should probably hear this when you come to Lisbon. Lisbon People are one of the most
warm and tourist friendly people in the world.
You see, we are used to deal with all kinds of people and history shows
that we have always received people from all over the world with the
famous "Portuguese hospitality".
This country has received lots of diferent people since the barbarians,
the romans and the arabs. All have passed and left some memories and
constructions that you can now appreciate.
And although there have been some fights to take control of this peace
of land known as Portugal, the truth is that in general everybody was
always welcome as long as they came in piece.
you can find people from
all countries of the world and from
all human races visiting, living and working in Lisbon.
With all this
you should expect some cultural conflicts, but the fact is
that Lisbon is one of the most safest cities in all Europe because our
natural aptitude to deal with the diversity makes everybody
welcome, without exception.
So, don't be
worry about coming to Lisbon. You are welcome! And Lisbon
People will certainly show you what makes this city such a great place
to live, work and visit!
If you need any kind of help you just have to ask to the person besides
you in the street and they will help you (if they are able, of course).
A word of
caution: always play safe! Altough I talked about the
general behavior of the people in Lisbon, you always have to be careful
about people with other (evil) intentions.
Don't be naive
thinking everybody is a good person. Some aren't and are always looking
for ways to take advantage of you. I'm building a Safety
Tips page to let you know more.