Azores Trip 2018 Day 8

July 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Day 8

 

Well today we pretty much got up whenever we wanted which was great; except that we missed some things we wanted to do by not leaving the house until 1pm. Either way I got dressed, ate a slice of leftover pizza and took off. 

 

We decided to take the tour bus to check out the other side of town; wasn’t as good as the first one. After that we decided to go check out the Benfica stadium. Benfica is one of the professional futbol teams here in Portugal. Unfortunately, the tours had finished at 3 and we got there at 5:30... oops. After that we decided we should eat something so we found a pasta place. It was actually really good; I did notice that this country isn’t about the spicy food and I am so that’s a bit of a problem. 

 

We then hurried home to check out the bullfight; which we were all surprised to even here was happening because yesterday one of our taxi drivers said they don’t do them anymore except for a few times a year. Well we find out they have at least one a month so I’m not sure what that guy was smoking but it was good stuff! 

 

I have to admit this bullfight was very much different then others I have seen. First of all there were protestors out front; which saddens me because this is something deep rooted in the Portuguese heritage but whatever. And secondly when the crowed wasn’t happy about something they sure let them know. It got really intense during one of the bulls. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed it very very much.

 

We then headed to the street to hail a cab; that was funny because there were a bunch of us and we finally had one coming and some lady who had been standing next to us for a while went up ahead in the street and stole it from us; I can’t even be mad it was very smart of her. Touché lady touché. We got into the cab and headed to Barrio Alto which is supposed to be the bar scene in Lisbon. Well it was a very interesting scene to say the least all the bars were up in these very sketchy looking allies and every time we looked up one all the people standing outside looked at us like a juicy steak.... I felt like I was in the Walking Dead. Needless to say we didn’t lay there long and headed home. We jumped into a cab of a guy who looked like Mario and honestly I think the guy thought we were in Mario cart because this guy was definitely in a hurry. He was going up allies at 90 kph and not slowing down for anyone in the middle of the road! We were drifting corners and running red lights like nobody’s business! Anyways we made it safe and decided we were all hungry so to the pizza place it is! After all that we really only had two hours until we had to leave for the airport; so I packed and took a one hour nap before we had to leave.

 


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