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... buildings are an old-school affair, 3-4 stories high painted pastel color or bedecked sidewalk to roof in beautiful artisan tiles of all patterns, often with wrought iron balconies and always with the classic red terra-cotta tile roofs. Outside the older areas of the city it is a wonderful mix of traditional and modern architecture. On our first day out about the city Erin and I caught the metro; a fantastically easy to use system of public transport, I dont think we ever got lost, ...
... that our last day of school was on Dec 22nd and
thus I made reservation to fly out the night of. A week before break an
email was sent with the calendar detailing the final week with the last
day being ...
... verkozen als één van de besten in de wereld. Dus dat hielp ook.
Ik maakte direct kennis met een aantal interessante mensen en we zijn die zondag nog op stap geweest in de barrio alto samen met twee Duitsers, twee Amerikaanse peace corps meisjes en Gui, de vriendelijke Braziliaanse chef van de jeugdherberg... Ik weet niet wat het is maar na nieuwjaar in Istanbul ...
... and ordered one dish - a steak of swordfish. It came out probably 5 minutes after I ordered (which is normal for Portugal) and was delicious. And as our company trickled in, they ordered dishes as well, not at once, but by calling their order out to our waitress. The Portuguese are extremely generous and friendly; it is customary to order several (and sometimes upwards of several) dishes per person and to share them all. I tried the mussels, and the crab, and ...
... I said that
1 - this system doesn't encourage people to actually work hard and be creative and needs to be changed, the long term effect can be big
2 - pt number 3 doesn't matter one bit if the system doesn't make sense
3 - they clearly need some stronger leaders if pt number 2 is a major hold up
4 - the psychological effect of the first point is huge. If I get 'bonus' money no matter what, then why do anything different or better? I suggested ...