I was surprised that when I crossed the border between Spain and Portugal there were no border buildings. I expected something like the border between the US and Canada. I was in Lisbon when Timor was invaded and ran into a HUGE demonstration! I stood back until I was able to decipher enough Portuguese to make sure the signs with "Bill Clinton" and "USA" weren't too negative. They didn't seem to be - they were along the lines of why the US intervened in Kosovo and not in the case of East Timor. I was impressed at the crowd and how impassioned they were.