you scout all the bakeries, and use all sorts of context clues to decide if the pastries will be good or not. and you are spot on with this bakery. the eye for good pastries is developed only by trial and error!
the puff pastry for the……. hmm, you did save your receipts with the pastry names, but as for where they are, that is an entirely different story.
oh well. you know they were good, and that’s what counts!
you search out a grocery store to prepare a pique-nique for the beach later. but you pause when you find this massive graduation ceremony going on in the city center. it brings you back to your own graduation ceremony – which was very nice with fireworks and guest speeches, but it didn’t have a concert!
oh yes, your friend’s other obligatory travel item: scented flowers. she’s crazy about flowers that smell nice, and so you both wander into the park as she seeks out les fleurs.
always good. here are some dining tips for portugal that you learned the hard way because you definitely didn’t research the eating customs before you came…
1. wine is served in .37cl bottles, not the glasses you are accustomed to in france. so prepared to become at least tipsy.
2. bread is not free. it costs about 1EUR if you want that basket. and if you travel with a french person, well, you will be forking over that eur because she can’t live without it.
3. you will be given lots and lots of free small appetizers before your meal… that are not free. you touch, you pay.
4. scout out the bacalhau and eat it. it’s codfish but the portuguese apparently have over a thousand methods for preparing this fish. either way, it plays such an important role in their cuisine so you should eat it as much as possible.