“Travels to a Different Time” : 15July1978: Monte Gordo & Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal: Overwhelmed by Garlic Fumes

Had the crappy continental breakfast which even by continental breakfast standards was junk. The first Portuguese continental breakfast in Lisbon at the Hotel Flamingo was a delight in comparison to this one. Off to the bus stop for trip to Vila Real de San Antonio. There were too many people stuffed on the bus soContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 15July1978: Monte Gordo & Vila Real de San Antonio, Portugal: Overwhelmed by Garlic Fumes”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 14July1978: Monte Gordo, Portugal: Finally Warm Portuguese Water: Victimized by Tiny Clams: Zombie Faced Gamblers

What a pathetic breakfast so no wonder it is “free”. One roll, two thin chocolate cookies and watery coffee. Off to the beach and finally water you weren’t numbed out by. The beach is in a bay so the water has a chance to warm up. Lunch at the beach was a delicious bowl ofContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 14July1978: Monte Gordo, Portugal: Finally Warm Portuguese Water: Victimized by Tiny Clams: Zombie Faced Gamblers”

“Travels to a Different Time: : 13July1978: Faro and Monte Gordo, Portugal: Glorious View of the BP Station!

Up at 8:30 to a cold day and off to the market for breakfast eaten in the room with a glorious view of the BP gas station. Boarded the bus for Monte Gordo and the bus driver zipped along at a good clip along the treacherous roads. The room I found was $11.50 a night.Continue reading ““Travels to a Different Time: : 13July1978: Faro and Monte Gordo, Portugal: Glorious View of the BP Station!”