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You can also share your experiences in Portugal with us, the Erasmus students from the braganca 2000 team. Our email list is here.

As I said, there are many reasons to go to Portugal, and one of them is to study. If you would like to see what Erasmus students can do in Portugal, just take a look at the following pictures, and remember that it was impossible to publish all the aspects :) ... and sorry for the quality, but I had to think about resources...

First things, first. So you get there and then what do you do ?
Oh, that was a simple one: PARTY!
Be sure that, as some future intellectuals you prepare for the party, organizing everything, and this means drinks, music and food. Everything else comes by itself, naturally...
There are so many reasons to have a party, that you just couldn't imagine. Take for example this one: the reunited ___vakians in the house decided to celebrate their temporary unification with all the others in the house... polish, latvians, romanians, one estonian girl and some portuguese locals.
Nice party, believe me.

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If you are not a normal-party lover, you can just think of something else for the essence of the party, like a football game in the kitchen. Lucky us that we had this large one.
You can also practice your physical abilities because this is part of the student's training, anywhere.
Mens sana in corpore sano, say the latins... Healthy mind, in a healthy body... so be it!

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Do not dare to think that the girls are not made for this kind of sport, because you will be very wrong.
As you can see in this picture, they showed us a lesson. Too bad we couldn't see anything :( because we thought that covering our eyes with our t-shirts will be fair... big mistake, if you ask me.

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When you think that the reasons to party are almost over, you can move the entire business outdoors. Just party anywhere. We chose a castle, because it was more interesting.
I still don't know what the locals said...
Anyway, the beer and the vodka is everything we needed, and also a little bit of guitar spice...

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You should also think about having some specific party, like the Baltic one we had, right in Braganca, Portugal. Nice, isn't it ?
These beautiful young ladies are Baltic girls, two from Latvia and one from Estonia (right). We, the boys, are from Romania, I am the big-ears pacifist one.

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After this, you've got to get together, I mean the Erasmus students, and make a list, like a duty-list... You have to do it, because otherwise noone is going to take the garbage out, mob the floor and stuff.
You just make some rules, otherwise you don't have anything to brake...

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Now you're able to get on with that travelling... taking pictures, having fun, building some memories that will never die.
Don't expect to have an exclusive group. This never happens.
This one was taken in Porto, while visiting some interesting places.

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If you go to Porto, you can't miss the Ribeira. It's ... spectacular, as the portugueses say.

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Now you're ready for the Port Wine. Hmmmm. Delicious. You can visit the cellars in Porto and at the end of the visit you should taste it, right there.
Take care, it's kind of strong and you will smile more than we did in this picture.

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You should take time to learn some things about the portuguese culture. It is more than interesting.
If you have the luck to meet some wonderful portuguese people, like we did, and I thank them right now, you might discover ultimate fun. Sometimes even the historical part can be funny, as you can see here.

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You could say that a romantic walk along the Ribeira won't hurt anybody, but do it, and then you can tell me.
Sometimes such good memories are more than painful. You can run, but you can't hide...

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Some shopping would be nice, especially if you have the pleasure to go in such a nice place like this one.
The picture is taken in a shopping center, in Porto, at the thirs floor, if I remember corectly.

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You can travel by train and you can get a spectacular view on the way to Braga, from Porto.
Nevertheless, I recomend hich-hicking, especially in the northern part. It's really easy and instructive.

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It is very nice when travelling you get to meet with other Erasmus students. This picture was taken late in the night, or better said, early in the morning in a Bus stop.
This is from where it comes the expression: Erasmus students are everywhere.

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Don't forget to meet portuguese students. They are wonderful, especially when you go to jantar(festive dinner) with them. If you also got a guitar, expect a great party.
Also the portuguese food is very good, not to speak about the wine...

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Fun can be recording some songs ( not too polite ones...) and then play and sing at the parties. You can find some of these songs on the Internet following this link.
Thanks to our portuguese friend, Miguel who lives in Porto we were able to have extra fun doing this and many other coooool things, like off-road on top of the car, rafting, hiking and stuff. Thanx again man, you're cool.

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You can also try the paint ball that can sometimes turn into pain ball or balls...Try to be friendly with the locals, don't shoot them too much, at last you are just a guest...

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