A country is just a land without its people. Falling in love with its people would leave you without a chance of falling in love with the country itself. The Portuguese without a doubt are extremely friendly, welcoming and warm. Anyone passing through would feel it in a matter of hours, especially if it’s spent in a local restaurant or hangout. Though the younger generations speak English, the older generations will make a point of speaking to you in a more explicit, louder and slower Portuguese (hoping it’ll help with comprehension) and couple the verbal with non-verbal communication to make sure you feel welcomed.