In Portugal, ask a teen

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Rick Steves, in his September ’08 article on Portugal, missed an important point when he commented on the country’s changes and the improvements in roads and road travel.

Since English is one of the options for fulfilling the public schools’ required foreign-language requirement from first grade onward, many young people speak it. As a result, driving in Portugal is a breeze. Need directions or information? Find a teenager!

BILL SUTER

South Pasadena, CA

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Rick Steves, in his September ’08 article on Portugal, missed an important point when he commented on the country’s changes and the improvements in roads and road travel.

Since English is one of the options for fulfilling the public schools’ required foreign-language requirement from first grade onward, many young people speak it. As a result, driving in Portugal is a breeze. Need directions or information? Find a teenager!

BILL SUTER

South Pasadena, CA