According to Marek of indietraveller.co: "It is true that Portuguese are friendly, relaxed, and tolerant people. The claims made by those promoting Portugal abroad are totally correct. What’s not often said is that Portuguese can also be a bit quiet or stoic. The temperament may at times seem closer to Norwegians and Fins than Spaniards or Italians. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but some expats do talk about the Portuguese being a bit more reserved or private, and that connections take a bit longer to develop.
Someone once told me, “some cultures are like coconuts, and others are like peaches — either hard on the outside, or hard on the inside”. Brazilians might be the quintessential peaches, while the Portuguese are much more like coconuts. But once you are through the outer shell, they’ll be your best friends.’"
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