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Old 03-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #12
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I'm Dutch and I've never heard of Estoril, no idea that it was in Portugal. But are you serious about not being able to find Portugal on a map? You should be able to.. it's right next to spain. If you can locate Spain on a map, you can locate Portugal as well.
My friend..........they had some fun a few years ago testing Americans on geography.........something like 33% of those asked to point out FLORIDA on a map picked the location of CAPE COD, Mass --------- quite a few thousand miles to the north.

Show the avg Yank a map of Europe and they might, maybe just might get 3 or 4 of the countries. And I'm talking about college educated ones!

Portugal the "red headed step child" for sure overshadowed by Spain.........I'm French and knew where Estoril was when I was a kid......we learned about he whole Iberian region before I was 10!
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