We all do what we can and hope for the best, but we’re ultimately guessing at all of it, knowing there will be wounds even if things go as well as can be expected. “Adventure,” after all, sometimes means snakes on the plane.
Legacy residents of Alfama are tight knit, with their own dialect of Portuguese. As per tradition, the primary source of news in this region is via the older women who hang out their windows and keep track of the goings on below.
I can’t imagine even Madonna having it any easier with remodeling a UNESCO site than anyone else, but she’s purportedly living in an already remodeled Lisbon castle in the meantime with all her kids, so maybe she’s not in a hurry.