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Little Britain in Lagos

sunny 27 °C

"On the beach, you can live in bliss" - Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys

Foodie moment

Mark finally got to soothe his burger cravings at a tiny little hole in the wall place. Great value and very popular, we luckily popped in just after lunch and had the place to ourselves!

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The restaurant next door to our accomodation had a discount for guests of the guesthouse so we decided to head there for some food. We had crumbed squid (I was hoping it was going to be grilled on the bbq) and Piri Piri chicken (which we thought was traditional Portugese thanks to Nandos but in fact it is a dish introduced in Portugal for the tourists who expect Peri Peri chicken! Oops!) All was good though, and a huge caraf of house wine!

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Cultural moment

Enter the English! This was the first place in our trip where we ran into big crowds of English tourists. The accents echoed around every bend (sounding like we were holidaying with Michael Cane!), and suddenly the restaurants were full at 6pm!

Wow moment

Praia da Batata beach is the closest beach to the town center. A nice patch of sand but it gets very busy with tourists from all around the world working on their tans, or showing off their worked out bodies! We noticed a dramatic drop in topless sunbaking thanks to a tourist rather than local crowd!

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What we learnt today

Nearby to Lagos is a place called Sagres. Unfortunately we didn't get to go due to time restrictions, but it is the southern most tip of Europe. The Portugese call it the 'End of the World' as at one point in history they didn't know about Africa and the Americas so they literally thought it was 'The end of the World'.

Posted by travellinglise 11:23 Archived in Portugal Tagged lagos Comments (0)

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