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    In the Lisbon State of Mind

    If you have not been to Europe yet and you had to choose one place to go for that wonderful laidback way of life, the precious old-world charm, narrow cobbled streets, baroque street lamps from another century, Lisbon is It. Gnarled women sit at doorsteps knitting away but hurriedly put them away to examine strangers, bunches of portly men with white hair and fedora hats sit around cafés, hunched over a game of cards or sometimes dominoes. Others lounge around with newspapers in parks, while some sit in local bars and watch football with great passion. Often did I wonder if I had not stepped into another age and another…