Places You Can Go with Portuguese

by Estifanos (age 6), of California, U.S.A.

I was looking through “The Travel Book,” and I wondered how many countries I could visit, if I only knew how to speak Portuguese.  I counted only 8 different countries. That surprised me. I thought there would be more. Things that I would really like to go do and see, if I could only go to places where people speak Portuguese, are:

  • Surf-board on the Atlantic swells, off the coast of Angola;
  • Go wildlife watching for tapirs, jaguars, cayman, and howler-monkeys, in the Pantanal, in Brazil;
  • See elephants, and the western-most communities of chimps, in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Sail on a dhow, past remote island archipelagos, in Mozambique;
  • Explore the mediaeval Castle of São Jorge, in Alfama, Portugal;
  • See sea turtle babies in the sand, on the beaches of São Tomé & Principe; and
  • Play in a soccer match on the beach, in East Timor.

The countries that have Portuguese as an official language are:

In South America:  Brazil

In the Atlantic:  São Tomé & Principe

In Europe:  Portugal

In Africa: Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique

In the Timor Sea: East Timor

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