I have heard some stories about vacationing in Portugal which are not to appealing. My uncle was sitting in a park bench in the Algarve and got his wallet stolen right from his front pocket. He saw a older man by him and the old man was speaking to him, so maybe that old man was a decoy for someone else. A couple friend of mine just came back from a month in Portugal and they loved it, but told me to make sure I know what is going on around me at all times. They said you can see people just hanging out at the airport looking for trouble. Ukranians and gypsies all over the place. They were are in the Algarve and the woman got her purse stolen right out of her hand without even noticing it until a few minutes later. They said its like they put a spell on you for a few seconds and next thing you know, you are missing something. They went to the police which told them that it happens alot and there was nothing they could do. That same couple's unclle and aunt were driving at night near Lisbon and they had someone bump there car from behind. They didn't pull over and the bumping continued for about a mile until they pulled into a service station. The car that was bumping them kept on going. Actually Frank, my friends are from murtosa and someone was robbed on Torreira beach during the day. I look at Portugal as a safe place to go with my family, but lately what is going on. Some info would be appreciated? I'm actually a bit nervous going now, not because of myself and wife, I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old. Don't need problems.