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We started the drive south from Porto but before we could get to far we went past some sort of stadium that was set up on the beach. We decided to stop for lunch and check it out, turned out to be the FIFA beach soccer World Cup. Somehow we managed to get ourselves free tickets and spent the next hour watching Spain vs Iran in quite an entertaining game. So awesome to stumble across such a big event. We drove further south and stayed in a beach from ...
... free" day so we surfaced late before setting off to walk around the old town. Portugal (and Spain for that matter) doesn't start to move until about 10 o' clock and sure enough from 10 onwards the shutters on the shop windows began to go up and the city showed signs of waking up.
We had a good look at the cork products and Sue bought a handbag and some gifts. So it was a laid back morning and early afternoon. We felt we should really do ...
... a running joke through the months preceding our trip that K was "dragging" us to a "miserable" Fado concert. This was only exacerbated when, during our hop-on-/hop-off tour of Lisbon, they piped in Fado songs to fill the intermissions between annotations on our various stops. One of those songs was in English, and it was entitled "Thank You for the Misery." This became our mantra for the timing leading up to our Fado experience, which was ...
... the franchesina... Which is like a slaughtered menagerie on a plate in between 2 slices of bread covered in cheese , with a chickens period (egg) on top, for good luck?... See picture. Fortunately not all Portugese food is as assaulting to the vegetarian plight and we've has some amazing food namely from our favourite family restaurant Papavinhos. Papavinhos we discovered by chance after escaping being chased ...
... carved bookcases to perfection. We crossed the Douro river and had lunch in a local seafood restaurant where you pick your seafood out front and then go sit down at picnic style tables. We chose a skewer of squid and prawns with peppers and onions which is grilled and served family style with a green salad and boiled potatoes. We also tried the local green wine which is a young wine slightly effervescent. Lunch was very good. We then drove to ...