Oasis Isla Cristina
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... have about a 45 minute conversation with her about many aspects of life in Portugal. She talked about how desperate times have been here in Portugal for the last 7 years with an unemployment rate around 30% - this doesn’t include all of the young people who have left the country to find work elsewhere. This unemployment rate is 3-4 times higher than in Canada. People who do have jobs are working very long hours for very little pay – around $800 per month. But ...
I headed out with 3 ships for the purpose of finding mainland in China, I was convinced it was nearby.
Today is April 30, about 5 months have passed since I arrived at Hispaniola. I have arrived to Cuba, I sailed cost but I haven't found anything new so I have decided to leave.
... While we were there they were making fig candies, decorated by hand with slivers of blanched almonds, also from the area. I could pass up the fig candy, but couldn't resist trying out one of the meringues, which was scrumptious. We bought several small boxes of marzipan to bring home as gifts for the family.
Tomorrow we're off to Lisbon to join our fellow passengers on the cruise.
Kind of a lazy day, after recovering from last night's Bob Dylan concert. We started out with a walking tour of Sao Bras de Alportel, a town that has nothing to do with an airport hotel which was my first thought. The strangest thing we saw there were the pictures of cute dogs pasted onto the white walls! Many examples of the typical Portuguese tiles, both old and new.
Our next stop was at the Milreu Roman ruins (4th century) ...
... on the challenge of new careers. Margarida is Portuguese, and many of her family members live in the south, which drew them to this part of the country. They were completely charming and very knowledgeable about the history and customs of the area. We were fast friends by the end of the third day!
We started the day at the busy Saturday market in Olhao, on the coast. Don was in heaven with all of the photo ops there. Sunshine ...