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... was that the monastery attached to the church was were the “Portuguese tarts” were first developed and made by monks who eventually gave (?) the recipe to a shop who still makes them today - Belem.
The REAL portuguese tart
Martha had hightailed it to the shop and bought one each for all of us. The tarts were still warm and we had them the traditional way - a sprinkling of cinnamon and a sprinkling of icing sugar … OMG !! ...
... we did have to walk a little ways, as roadways were blocked due the holiday. I didn't know it was a holiday here in Portugal when I booked our flights, but April 25th is their Independence Day. The thing I love about traveling is learning about the different cultures. And I learned that Portugal only gained their Independence in 1974. The military coup is called the Carnation Revolution, because the population ...
... t done yet in London, so Amina came with me to hunt one down. There was one at St Paul's Cathedral so we also went to a mass type thing. It was very nice actually. The building is amazing on the inside and the acoustics are beautiful. They had a really professional sounding choir too, I left feeling like I'd just been to a concert! Then we went to Camden Town for dinner and shisha. I also hadn't done it before, so I wanted to give it a try. So shisha is pretty much like ...
... like it will help the situation although when another person is there we as humans somehow think complaining and voicing our frustrations to another will some how make it better, news flash..... It won't so again SUCK IT UP!!. Travelling solo also has its advantages because one frustrated person is enough let along two people who feed off each others anger and frustration with a situation. See look at all the +'s of solo adventuring. So these are my last few hours in ...
... the nearest supermarket to buy food for dinner, as well as some things for the overnight train. We ended up having an award winning dinner of pizza, along with some red wine. Here, like in Madrid, wine is absurdly cheap. After ...
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