Well I must have shaken my crippled ass to much last night because I was hurting this morning. I’m not sure what it is about this place but you can’t get up early no matter what you try! Good thing we didn’t have to much planned. We got up around 2 and ate the traditional breakfast; fresh bread, cheese, butter and marmalade. I’m not sure why it’s so damn good but it is.
Today I’m walking a little better so things are looking up. We got ready and headed to the bull fight. We watched the last bull de corda because we didn’t get up early enough to watch the whole thing. After that we headed to the bull fights de praca which are the ones in the arena. They are fantastic. The second bull was the largest and he came out and rammed himself right into the wall and broke his horn so he went right back in. Apparently it was in the water because on the last bull they were pretty much done and he ran into a wall too and broke a horn; which was probably for the best because the matador kept messing up and was getting booed by the crowd. They take their bullfighting here very seriously.
After the bullfights we headed back to the city and ate at yet another delicious restaurant where the chef came out and cooked our meal on a rickety cart right in front of us; it was like Benihana’s but more authentic and I think our chef was a little tipsy.
We then asked for the check and the lady asked why were were in such a hurry and my aunt said because we wanted to watch the fireworks and the lady said “oh they will be done by the time you get there”; they weren’t. I think she just wanted us to stay and buy desert. It’s the last day of the festival so they go all out. And after that, that was it the festival was over. It was only 1215 am what were we going to do with ourselves? Now it was to early to go home! I mean honestly it’s only 5pm at home! Well because we are such party animals we headed home, and I’m glad because my back could use some icing.
Tomorrow we have some more site seeing to do and hopefully I get to some WiFi and then we pack for Lisbon.