“Travels to a Different Time” : 7July1978: Lisbon and Lagos, Portugal: Smash up Dinner but Caterpillar in Salad

Woken up at 06:00 by call from front desk so sprung into action to board 07:00 bus to Lagos in front of Hotel Rex. It was an hour late or perhaps we were given the wrong time. Not the type of bus I was expecting as we had headphones and they served us coffee. It was a 5-hour trip and it kept getting drier as we approached the Algarve. We passed by many poor looking villages. The main activity is agriculture. We ended up in Lagos a small fishing village. The room in a pension was $7.50. Lunch was beef, beans and potatoes in a tomato sauce. Took a long walk after along the coast and there were many small beaches in coves surrounded by high rocky formations. A bit touristy but nothing like Greece or Yugoslavia. Stopped for an orange drink called Sumol. Out at 21:00 to a small restaurant for grilled sardines and a salad. The sardines are so delicious here. The salad was good aside from the green caterpillar in it. Some people watching at the main square. Had a coffee and pastry and home to bed.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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