I was a 20 y.o. university student at that time. It was early afternoon in Portugal and I was supposed to study with my best friend and colleague Mario for an upcoming exam. When I got to his house, he told me that a plane had hit the WTC. We immediately turned on the TV and we watched in awe as the second plane hit the WTC.
We just couldn’t do anything else that day, except watching the events unfold on TV.