Some post ride thoughts... The drivers Contrary to what I’d read, I found the drivers in Portugal to be considerate, patient, and predictable; better than the average driver I see at home. The only local habit that caught me off guard was the expressway practice of very quickly returning to the right lane after passing on the left - too quickly in some cases because I felt they were cutting it a bit close for my comfort. After a few times I came to expect it and it wasn’t a problem. The Roads I was blown away by the quality of the roads! Even remote two lane roads were in excellent repair. Signage and marking were good too. Between the signage and the GPS I had no problem finding my way. I did not venture off pavement but I can only imagine...! The People ... Wonderful and friendly from small village to big city. I don’t speak the language and that was never a problem. I learned a few of the basics and that was appreciated. Google Translate came in handy a few times. I admire the excellent English that is spoken by most Portuguese. The food - was simply amazing; seafood on the coast, grilled meat inland, cheese in Serra da Estrela,Bacalhau (salt cod) everywhere. If you ever find yourself in Lisbon do yourself a favor and have a meal at Restaurante Raizes! Marco is a genius! Http://restaurante-raizes.pt The wine - I can’t do this topic justice. I will say I came home loving port wine and have discovered Vinho Verde. Now if I can just find it at home! In my 50 + years I am fortunate to have been able to spend a good deal of time living, working, and traveling through more than 30 counties on four continents. I rank Portugal at the top and honestly can’t wait to return!