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

“Travels to a Different Time ” : 10July1978: Lagos, Portugal: Vicious Dog Fight: Grilled Dog a Bit Tough

Off to the bank to change some money. Breakfast was hardboiled eggs, honey, bread, wafer cookies and pineapple Sumol. A one hour wait at the post office to buy a few stamps for some postcards. Huge lineups and only two wickets were open. Memories of Eastern Europe! Went to tourist office to find out whenContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time ” : 10July1978: Lagos, Portugal: Vicious Dog Fight: Grilled Dog a Bit Tough”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 8July1978: Lagos, Portugal: Japanese Aliens on the Beach Draws a Crowd of Gawkers

Up and on the street at 07:30 in search of breakfast grub. The streets were quiet and I bought some bread, cheese and ham for breakfast. The market was a hub of activity with peasants and merchants lining the main street with stalls selling clothes, shoes, rabbits, chickens, vegetables and fruits. After breakfasting off toContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 8July1978: Lagos, Portugal: Japanese Aliens on the Beach Draws a Crowd of Gawkers”