Don't expect to find a big city, when you go to Coimbra. It's small, but cosy! It's easy to meet other foreign students. You'll learn to appreciate the academic traditions, although they might seem odd in the beginning. Visit Lisbon, it's a beautiful city and easy to reach by bus (or train, but bus is cheaper). Go to Figueira da Foz, by train, and enjoy a walk along the beach in February! And just enjoy your stay, it's worth it!
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