This week we head sideways from Spain to Portugal. Remember, enter each door with curiosity, exit with inspiration for your own adventure.

Lisbon is older than Rome, and among the oldest cities in Europe – archaelogical finds dating back to 1200BC reveal Phoenecian populations in and around Portugal's capital city. πŸšͺ

Portugal takes its name from the city of Porto, which the Romans had called Portus Cale. Portus means port. No one is sure what Cale meant but it may have been warm. πŸšͺ

Portugal has a coastline that spans 497 miles (800 kilometers) and it's known to have 364 days of surf! πŸšͺ

The Portuguese government has an 80-page list of illegal names, or names prohibited to name your baby. For example, β€˜Ovnis’ is on the list. In Portuguese it means β€˜UFO.’ πŸšͺ

It’s illegal to pee in the sea in Portugal! πŸšͺ

The largest community of Portuguese outside Portugal is in Paris. πŸšͺ

Portugal is also known as the β€œcountry of tiles.” The Portuguese have been decorating their walls and floors with tiles for a long time. πŸšͺ

Women in Portugal live longer than men in the country as the life expectancy of women is almost six years more than that of men. πŸšͺ

The Vasco Da Gama Bridge in Lisbon is the longest bridge in Europe with a total length of 17,185 meters. πŸšͺ

The Island of Madeira, often called β€œthe floating garden of the Atlantic,” is in Portugal. πŸšͺ

[Photo + Video Credit] @ggunderson @frolleinreh @into_theworld @ridasj @zarifahuseynova @emilyrachael_ @olespata @asadiqbal @wanderlustaggie

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  • wulan_dewi_sunu

    @stellerI really like Steller post this edition. It made me able to "see" Portugal & other places even I never visited it before πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

  • thatecongirl

    Love your story! I'm heading to Lisbon next week!

  • charlieblacker

    Some beautiful images here!

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  • alb_piri

    Portugal 😍😍πŸ’₯

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