My name is Rui Mendes and I am Portuguese. I recently discovered Go. Reread the rules in October and played a few games since then. I heard about Go in 1998 in a french magazine called Jeux & Stratégie but didn't go further than that.
Unfortunately, there are almost no players of Go in Portugal. There are a few but for now the only ones I know about are in Lisbon, which is 350 kms away. I am overwhelmed by the game and wish to learn more. I will probably do so after I finish my PhD.
If someone knows of Go players in or near Braga or Porto, please tell me!
If you wish, you can look at my page at http://www.di.uminho.pt/~azuki