I have been to Italy many times, but when it comes to Italy it's never enough, still want to go to so many places.
I like Italians, you guys are really fun to get to know. For tourists, I have nothing bad to point out, but I don't have a lot of good aspects either. I think Italians have gotten used to tourists and accept them as part of their normal life, therefor they don't go out of their way to help tourist and they do not make a huge effort to seem nice and helpful. But when help is required, it is provided.
Do you understand what I mean?
But I do love hanging out with Italians
, I really do.
Absolutely, I think of us in that aspect pretty much the same and have received similar comments that we do tend to basically accept tourists (and specially the ones that actually plan to stay for a long time in the country, or to live) as 'one more'. Of course, it's not all perfect in that regard but I feel like the vibe is pretty good still fortunately!
about the last part, that's great to know
if i ever go to Portugal, I believe i wouldn't have big trouble on getting by with my basic and rusty portuguese (with an accent
, to add) and i guess i have that optimism because i do believe sometimes the language barrier aspect does play a bit of an important role when it comes to the impression you get from the country. It's not huge nor determining, not even close to that, but helps big time IMO.