Archive for July, 2008

Medieval Fair at Óbidos

Weeeeeeeeeeee 🙂 The annual mediavel fair at Óbidos, a tiny village that archeology dates back to 208BC, has arrived! In my opinion it is one the best medieval recriations that you can find in the country! And one of the biggest! 🙂 I go there every year and it wasn’t an expection this year. Good as always, entertaining as always but above everything else, very very fun! After all, we all had to eat with wooden spoons (you know, knifes and forks wasn’t something that everybody had that time) or even with our own hands, like proper pigs! 🙂 It’s a medieval fair, meaning: no napkins, no cokes, no pepsi, nothing! None of those fancy things we are used to nowadays.

Anyway, you can see the pics below 🙂

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Irish culture in Portugal

Just a quick post about the so beautiful and interesting Irish culture. As you know, I’ve been in Ireland once and unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to see some tapdancing or anything typically Irish. Truth is, I’ve seen and experienced more Irish culture in Portugal than in Ireland, as weird as it might seem 😛

I’ve watched Lord of the Dance some years ago in Pavilhão Atlântico and I’ve listened to some guys that usually play in an Irish bar near Cais do Sodré now and then, and yes, I really love it.

This month we had Celtic Legends stopping by Lisbon’s Casino to please the Portuguese folks one more time with the always mega entertaining Irish tapdance 🙂 I’ve watched the show in the front row (which was awesome) and god, it was worth it! Honestly I prefer LOTD a thousand times but this amazing group of artists was also very good and always very communicative with the audience. Had a great time 🙂

Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures this time ’cause the bad guys didn’t let me 😦 But you can still watch some clips I found in youtube 😛 Enjoy!

P.S – I really hope I can see some kind of Irish music next time I stop in Ireland!

Inside the caves, no bats!

This was not the point of today’s trip. We drove around Portugal for 4 hours trying to find Serra d’aire but that turned out to be an impossible mission. You can imagine that 4 hours later we were (me and H.) very very fed up of all this driving and all we wanted was to go back.

However, we found this (Moeda Caves) and we could not not visit it 😉 They’re pretty cool (it’s just rocks but who cares?) and they date back to, well, god knows when. Yes, yes it’s worth it and inside the caves you can listen to chill out music which turned out to be a very very good combination 🙂

Stay tuned for the next trip, if we find the spot, of course.

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