It’s not all books, views and gardens on this trip. I have a very small suitcase, so taking pictures has become a satisfying substitute for mindless consumption (with the exception of food, which I photograph and consume).
Just looking, thanks:
Chocolate in a sardine tin – with a famous Portuguese figure or aspect of Portuguese life on the lid:
Music shop with miniature instruments and traditional Portuguese guitars:
Salami and smoked ham in this deli:
Dried cod in a supermarket (definitely just looking):
This second-hand shop is in La Vie, a shopping centre. I wouldn’t risk stepping in there (breakables).
In La Vie, there was a crowd watching football (Brazil vs Mexico):
Dried, sweetened kiwi fruit:
Back at the hotel, I spotted this in the lobby (oops, books again):
The hotel trains young people and it makes a lovely, positive atmosphere.
I went down for a simple salad meal in the bar and was talked into eating in the restaurant instead. Oh, they had to twist my arm!
The restaurant is decorated with students’ art work:
It was a delightful dinner of vegetable soup, fresh fish with spinach and potatoes
and a selection of mousses on a pretty plate:
I’m enjoying Portuguese espresso too (short black):
A fitting last meal in Portugal.