“Travels to a Different Time”: 11July1978: Lagos and Faro, Portugal: Off in a Cloud of Peanut Shells

Planned departure on the bus from Lagos to Faro was 16:55. Left bags with landlady and did a bit of shopping. I bought a sweater at a shop and kept the clerks past lunchtime closing and they retaliated with dirty stares. Walked to the beach for the last look and for once the waves had subsided and it was beautiful and calm. There were mostly German tourists. Had a farewell beer at a café near the beach and walked to the bus station. The bus was littered with piles of peanut shells. Portuguese roads are in poor condition and was rattled around like a ping pong ball in a bingo machine. The driver honked to avoid hitting pedestrians. Had 5 stops on the way and arrived in Faro at 19:30. Found a room in a pension. Had a coffee and pastry at a local bakery and off 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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