Portugal Is Turning The Corner, And Things Are Getting Better

portugal: I had just returned to my hotel room in Innsbruck, Austria, when my wife called. Before I could tell her about the beautiful scenery and amazing experiences I was having on The Oxford Club’s European Opportunity Expedition, she stopped me.

I needed to hop a flight to Portugal immediately, she said. My father – who also happened to be in Europe, though not part of our tour – was having emergency (though, fortunately, routine) surgery in Lisbon.

I spent three days there. And when I wasn’t at the hospital, I had my eyes and ears wide open. Whenever I travel, I always talk to people about the local economy, to try to get a read on what’s happening on the ground. And I was surprised by what I saw and heard.

Remember, Portugal is the P in PIIGS – the European countries whose economies were in so much trouble not long ago. The others are Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain.

But in Lisbon, the evening streets were packed with

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