If you’ve never been to Portugal, you really should. You might even fall a little bit in love. It’s easier than ever to get to and offers something to suit all tastes and interests once you arrive. ...These insights can help your first trip to Portugal go more smoothly, even if all you intend to do is relax on an Algarve beach or visit the ‘must see sights’ in Lisbon or Porto. Knowing a little about local customs, especially in restaurants, will help you feel more confident and avoid that nasty suspicion that you’ve been ripped off. Read on for advice about what to bring, what to expect when eating out and how you can save money on food, shopping and activities.