Well I slept ok, but woke up feeling like I got ran over by a semi. Honestly it’s better than yesterday so I’ll take it. We had the traditional Portuguese breakfast for these parts which is bread, fresh cheese, butter and marmalade; it was delicious!! It’s amazing to me how the other half of the world lives sometimes especially in areas like this one. I’ll shoot a video of the house and post it so you can see what I mean.
Today we got off to a very very late start and didn’t leave the house until 1700. We headed down to the travel agency to get tickets for the main land, boy was that a fiasco. Finally a hour and a half and 3 arguments later we had our plane tickets and AirBNB location reserved. We then headed down to Copa Cabana to get some food and gelato... seriously folks you haven’t had soft serve until you have had it here.
We rushed home to change for the bullfight. I have been watching bullfights in California my entire life, but this was a completely different experience it was fantastic! Half way through my sister sent me a video she found online of me getting rocked by a bull the night before. Now I can see why I hurt so bad. If you want to see it too I’ll post the link at the bottom of this blog post; warning it’s not easy to watch.
After the bullfight we headed out to the fiestas; I know you’re probably asking me how am I walk me around in so much pain? Well I came all this way I’m not going to lay on the bed (a piece of what feels like plywood) the whole time. So off to the fiestas we go!
We parked the car in the city and walked was felt like 6 miles so I’m not sure exactly why we even drove, but I was thankful for the car either way. They had a band playing down by the marina so we headed down there. Picked up a few delicious snacks while we were down there and then sat and listened to the band; they were actually pretty good. My aunt and sister wanted to walk down and get some “chocolate shots” so we did. It was a shot glass made out of chocolate filled with raspberry liquor ( honestly it tasted like a cup filled with cough syrup. I didn’t care I was just hoping It would help with the pain I was in... it didn’t.
About 4 am we decided we had had enough and walked back to the car. I was very tempted to get a taxi to the car, but figured that was bad form so I just walked with the rest of them. We got home and called it a night. I have to admit being taken out by a bull is really kicking my ass. I guess we will see what tomorrow brings.