Trip Start Aug 30, 1985
3Trip End Ongoing
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Lugging 5 kilos of clothes and another 25 kilos of my mother's finest homemade delicacies into my new home, I greeted my new flatmate like a typical Indian chap - shy, yet formal handshake. And a small hug. I was yet to learn the Portuguese tradition of schmaltzy greetings.
A small welcome dinner was planned by the 2011-2012 Magellan class
According to Wikipedia, Męda is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 286.1 km2 (110 sq mi) and a total population of 6,000 inhabitants. The city of Męda has a population of 2,004. It was promoted to city in December 2004. (Source: Wikipedia) Keeping this in mind, I couldn't help but think that Pai Penala would be little short of a ghost-town. I wasn't disappointed. It was deserted. But yet so exquisite!
The landscape was a treat to the eyes, and I wasn't disappointed with my first taste of Portugal either! The roast pig was scrumptious, and I knocked down 14 pints of Super Bock (the most delicious, refreshing beer ever) - not a bad start to my MBA journey! Plenty of photographs had to be taken, and Eneken was ever so helpful with her delightful poses.
I almost did a Bianca Castafiore ...