Miscellaneous Portugal stuff
Sixteen days after we left home,
But before we end the tour,
One thing is that we noticed a number of interesting names in and around Peniche.
Another is that we saw a lot of very interesting graffitti around the country.
Gary was delighted to find beer for sale in vending machines on
the streets, even in some of the smaller towns.
There were signs for Super Bock all over the country, including
one with the slogan "Mouth to mouth resuscitation" (a problem with our
camera caused us to lose the picture we had of that sign).
You can check out the Super Bock website by clicking here (but it's all in Portuguese).
And given her career in public health, Melissa found it interesting that there were condoms for sale on the street in vending machines, not just in Lisboa (below left) but even in smaller towns like Peniche (below right).
We have implied repeatedly that the driving was rather hairy in
Portugal. We were warned ahead of time: one of our guide books says
that Portugal has the highest highway fatality rate in Europe,
and even the rental car agency warned us about "Portuguese drivers."
But some of the stupidity was ours (well, Gary's, since he was doing the driving).