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... Dad and I went into Belem tower. It is old and we walked up the small stairs to the top.
We also went to an place called Hells Mouth where water hits the rocks.
Some of the waves were MASSIVE.
So than we went to a restaurant and had dinner. I had spaghetti bolognase, that was very nice.
... So, now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going swimming, then I’m going to read. We have to prepare for our Captain’s Cocktail party tonight. Dinner is our SPLURGE….La Reserve, by Wine Spectator!! We shall be treated to a meal prepared for us and paired with selected wines. So looking forward to it!!
I shall report back when (and if) I’m able later….
Ciao for the moment.
... Salazar had "3 Fs" that he thought described the Portuguese people: fado, futbol, and Fatima. After the dictatorship was overthrown, the new prime minister gave Portugal “4 Es”: education, equality, employment, and the economy.
One of Salazar's Fs still exists today. Fado music is still enjoyed by the Portuguese. Fado is described by Barry Hatton in The Portuguese: A Modern History as a type of music that “narrates life through ...
... and we passed prostitutes looking for work on our first night here. I think the economic downturn hit Portugal pretty hard. I was also ****** off when we arrived as we got ripped off by the taxi driver from the airport. Paid double what we should have. Anyway, you live, you learn as they say! I quickly got over that when I saw our beautiful Airbnb accommodation with our own little balcony looking out to the river smack bang in the centre of everything. Perfect ...
... there are lots of restaurants and bars/cafés. We were aiming for the Tasco do Chico, where there was going to be amateur Fado night. Fado is the traditional music of southern Portugal, a very melancholic sound, with a singer and guitar players. It is mostly done now for tourists, but after experiencing an amazing Pena in Salta, Argentina, I really wanted to find the more local feel. The bar is tiny! We stopped at a pharmacy so that I could ask directions, and found our way into ...