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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 3.5    Calmness: 2.0    Helpfulness: 3.5   
Intellectualness: 2.5    Neatness: 1.5    Outgoingness: 4.5   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 2.89    Calmness: 2.97    Helpfulness: 2.81   
Intellectualness: 2.90    Neatness: 3.30    Outgoingness: 3.34   


Name: Kieren Valente | Age: 35 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 1600 | Resident for: 3-5 years | Added on: 2006-09-23
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 2   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Lissabon?
Despite being a big city most people still behave in a helpful and even friendly way towards strangers. The public transportation network is very good and helps overcome all those hills the city was built on (think San Francisco only much worse and a few thousand years older).

What do you dislike about Lissabon?

It's a very polluted city, though it's getting better. But there is still lots of trash, litter, all sorts of things on the pavements. And some days the smog can be awful, though this is more of a problem away from the central areas.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?

Anywhere near the river (the Tagus) especially the Nations Park area near the Vasco da Gama bridge because of the Oceanarium and the Docas area near the 25 de Abril bridge for the nightlife. The Belem area which survived the big 1755 earthquake and tsunami has the most magnificent monuments and several museums but is very west-off-center and the subway doesn't reach that far(but trams and bus networks do). The Hyeronimite Monastery is particularly impressive (Manueline style - a kind of Portuguese late gothic)- and the brand new Design Museum is fantastic.

How expensive is it?

Very expensive for an average portuguese citizen from outside the city, fairly expensive for locals and american tourists, not so much for northern europeans. Eating out is very cheap and accomodation and transports are reasonable but everything else is pricey.

Is it safe?

Mostly yes, especially considered alongside other european capitals and it is much safer than any american city of similar size (3 million people in the metro area). Some places are a bit dodgy at night. Mugging and car theft are the main problems. The subway system is a no-go place after midnight. The residential areas are very quiet and safe.

How is the weather?

Temperate, with maritime influences (cool breeze, foggy mornings). Winters are rainy but mild temperature-wise. July and August can be very hot (above 30ÂșC).

Additional thoughts?

If you're ever in the city don't miss a chance to visit the Egyptian section of the Gulbenkian Museum, the Oceanarium and take a cruise on the river if the weather is decent enough.

Name: | Age: 23 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 2780 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2007-08-28
Artisticness: 4   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 4   
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What do you like about Lissabon?
What do you dislike about Lissabon?
pollution and agitation.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?
How expensive is it?
You don't need to be very smart to find good prices if you want that.
Is it safe?
Mostly yes, especially considered alongside other European capitals.
How is the weather?
Temperate. Excellent sun in summer. Kind a rainy in Winter.
Additional thoughts?