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... Though, I speak from experience in saying Ginjinha is potent, gives you a nice warm buzz and leaves you wanting one more. Ahem.. yes. At just one euro a ‘shot’ who could say no? I should have as the civilised surrounds soon became very uncivilised. Mainly my german friends and I to be fair. Locals can infact hold their liquor.
Thats it for me and Lisbon team. Will write again after a burst in the Moroccan sun.
... we were pleasantly surprised by the size and less-is-more stylishness of our private double. We felt at home immediately. We made it over to Pingo Doce and bought some things for dinner from its deli.
We have just three days left in Portugal and we touched bases with Rick to coordinate a meet-up. We'll meet him for dinner in a couple of days.....
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... and benefits. This system of charity provided by the church and the elite probably worked tolerably well through the 1920s, as long as Portugal remained a rural and Roman Catholic society. But urbanization, secularism, and large-scale impersonal organizations rendered the old system inadequate.
Salazar came about with a cooperative system but was not significantly better than the system of the church and did not provide for all spaces of society ...
... in time to catch our flight and head back to London.
Great food, best sangria, friendly English speaking peeps accounted for a fantastic Portuguese expedition and without an iota of doubt in my mind we are going to be back!
Popular Beer - Super Bock, Sagres
Drinks - Sangria, Port Wine, Ginja based cocktails
English familiarity of locals - Above Average
Currency - Euro, of course
We spent all day Saturday in Lisbon. To avoid aging Dad anymore, we took the bus to the city which worked out really well. We first went to the Feira da Ladra market. It was this huge flea market with all kinds of knick-knacks, homemade items, antiques, used items, canvas paintings, and photos. It was in one area on a bunch of different streets. People had their stuff laid on blankets on the ground or tables. It was amazing at how busy it was, and how big the market was! Then ...