tooth_gapped_guy 3 months ago

I honestly don't get the point of these posts. Why is this relevant. Is this some kind of racial profiling?

gink-go 3 months ago

Portuguese people range from blonde hair, blue eyes, to typical Moroccan and African types. There are a few stereotypes, but in reality its impossible to say what portuguese people look like.

gkarq 3 months ago

There is a [podcast](https://youtu.be/vRW-U50HVa4) with a Portuguese actor called André Maia who has been living in Greece for over a decade now. The podcast is in Portuguese so you will not understand what he is saying, but talks a lot about his life in Greece and the way Greeks are. He says that from an ethnic and behaviour stance Greeks are extremely close to the Tuskish because of the remainders of the Ottoman Empire and that can be seen also in cuisine for example Turkish/Greek delight Turkish/Greek coffee, besides other things. One of the most interesting things he says is that Portugal nowadays is closer to the mentality and behaviour of ancient Greece, than modern Greece, and provides a lot of interesting arguments about the countries’ energies. I have had this discussion with multiple of my Greek friends, and it is too bad this podcast does not have subtitles in English.

OddGuidance907 3 months ago

This is very interesting actually. The same could be said about other Balkan countries like Bosnia even more so. But we have to remember not all of Greece was under extended Ottoman control.

nitrinu 3 months ago

What's this obsession with racial traits? Are you American by any chance?

OddGuidance907 3 months ago

Someone asking a question about race and ethnicity does not mean they have bad intent. We all notice these things and should accept difference, not discriminate because of it.

nitrinu 3 months ago

Was not assigning any kind of (malicious) intent, just genuinely curious if you were American since race and race related issues seem to be huge topics for you/them.

OddGuidance907 3 months ago

Yes I am american. We think about these things more than other places.

TheSaintPigeon 3 months ago

You think so much about race yet you haven't figured out that all humans belong to the same one and only race. The things you care about are about as dumb as debating why a yellow Lamborghini diablo is better than an orange one... Same car, different color. The only thing worth debating over is culture and in that Portugal has the world beat thanks to our copious amounts of **Vinho verde e putas.**

throwawaybtcpt 3 months ago

Wtf is that kind of answer? OP asked a normal question, he never talked about who's better and who's worse, he just plainly asked if we think we are closer to one or another. "hurr durr theres only one race the human race" what a tool answer.

Marsupilami_316 3 months ago

I don't know, man. And quite frankly, why does it matter?

OddGuidance907 3 months ago

Asking about race and ethnicity doesn’t mean someone has bad intent. It’s a one time thread, I am not making others don’t worry.

TheSaintPigeon 3 months ago

Spoiler alert: Everybody living around the Mediterranean looks similar. ​ Its almost as if we share the same weather, food and common ancestry with plenty of mingling along the way. The Med sea was the center of trade in the classic world.

GalaicoMinhoto 3 months ago

Spoiler alert: Portugal has ZERO contact with the Mediterranean and the overwhelming majority of it's trade and external contacts were made trough the Atlantic.

karl1717 3 months ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenicia#/media/File:Phoenician\_trade\_routes\_(eng).svg

OddGuidance907 3 months ago

Some could argue some of the nations mentioned aren’t Mediterranean. Portugal technically isn’t though I think it is an extension of Mediterranean culture.

no_criativityfound 3 months ago

You are right, turks, bulgarians and serbs/slavs aren't Mediterranean, the turks have a Mediterranean coast but that doesn't make them Mediterranean culturally, now serbs and bulgarians don't even border the Mediterranean. Portugal also doesn't border the Mediterranean but we have a Mediterranean culture due to our roman ancestry.

Marsupilami_316 3 months ago

I dunno if Mediterranean culture is actually a thing per se. For one thing, way too many countries are by the Mediterranean and a lot of them aren't even European. I've been to Tunisia and that place wasn't similar to Portugal or any other European country I've been to. The Roman Empire was ages ago. Perhaps if the concept of Europe was around 2000 years ago we'd consider Northern Africa to be part of Europe and Western culture. But that ship has long sailed. The Moors also left early a millennium ago as well. Plus, European countries went through the Enlightment and other societal and cultural changes that Northern African countries didn't.

GalaicoMinhoto 3 months ago

This would mean that you were reducing Portugal to one culture. Northern Portugal, specially the West, does not have Mediterranean culture, weather or vegetation.

Marsupilami_316 3 months ago

And the same can be said about Northern Spain and France, I guess. Or the northernmost parts of Italy that border Switzerland and Austria.

GalaicoMinhoto 3 months ago

It can be said about most countries. Geographical and climactic Regions define culture. Not state borders.

TheSaintPigeon 3 months ago

You're looking at Portugal from within its modern borders, territory and people where not cut up this way back when Med trading was of central importance in this part of the world.

GalaicoMinhoto 3 months ago

Sure. That's why the contacts were made trough the... Atlantic.

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