were flying away running like the wind as we chase the sun.
Furadouro Travel Blog› entry 22 of 48 › view all entries
July 6th, 2008 – by: lauro
at the end of the road, a smaller town called furaduro is located. ben was circling around, as we opened our windows, a breeze of sea air came! all right! we were at the coast! now all we have to do was to find a bloody parking space for the car - robbocock.
as we were trying to find a parking space, we saw the main street of furaduro, bloody hell! it was so crowded with beachcombers! well, we were here, so we might as well - GO TO THE BEACH! hahahaha
we found a parking space near the end of the main shopping street.
as we were walking along the main shopping center - all the people are looking at us - sudenly i realized were the only NON PORTUGUESE in the millions of people there. hahahahahahahahaha. and left and right were so many shops! postcards, barbershops, cafe's, kiosks, souvenir shops - LOTS OF THEM. hannah was the perky of all of us, she was confidently strutting her way into the crowd!
we cannot see the beach only the blue horizon above and beyond us - i told rubs that this better be good or maybe theres a cliff behind the boulevard that we have to take boat to get to the beach.
when we got there - it was such a touristic beach, thousands mabye millions of people were there! hahaha - there were umbrellas everywhere. we didnt knew if they were to rent or not - we basically just put our bags in one of them. hahahahahaha.
as the girls were tanning, i kept searching for some toilets - as i really needed to go, but from the looks of it - there arent any. hahahaha.
the girls tanned themselves, robbo put on his "arrogant european swimwear" hahaha, ben read his uncle's adventure book, and me, well the last time i was directly in the sun, i got sunstroke and heatstroke, so i went to the shades, cracked some chips, listening to chill out music and enjoying the afternoon which was - believe it or not - satisfying. but as usual, i really need to go, since no one wants to come with me, i decided to venture - ALONE.
i was murmuring to myself and cursing at them - leaving me alone with millions of portuguese around me! i still couldnt believed they let me wander alone hu hu hu . i walked along the promenade further and further and after 10-15 minutes of searching i found a tourist information! such a lucky boy i am!
i went there - and asked the man if he can speak english, german or spanish - i still didnt had any luck coz he only speaks portuguese and french! hahahaha hahaah hahaha but he understood me when i said the word "toilet" and its just across the information office! what luck!
when i got back - robbo was awake, the girls were ready, and ben finished reading some parts of the book, so together with the girls, they went for the ocean! but they turned back after a couple of minutes - as it WAS SO COLD.
when we went back to our place, the guys began resting - robbo and rubs slept - directly in the sun, hannah went into the shades and read a book together with lori.
ben asked me where the toilet was and i said i wouldnt helped them coz nobody wanted to go with me to find a toilet! hahahahaha after a couple of FORCEFUL ACTS AND PULLING LITERALLY MY ARM, well i went with him and showed him of course :D
we were walking along the promenade, enjoying the warm weather denied in great britain and germany, making fun of people, people looking strangely at us - sets my mood high.
as i waited for him to go, i lighted a cigarette, FALSE MISTAKE as i was lighting behind a stockroom FULL OF GAS TANKS! hahaha.
i got thirsty and went to the ice cream stand and ordered lemonade shake with milk! yummy!!! so refreshing and i bought ice cream for ben. the girl at the ice cream stand was the only person that can speak english in the middle of millions of people around us! hahahahaha and ben was telling me a story that the girl was intelligent and snart because SHE GOT A BIG FOREHEAD hahahahaha what the fuck?! hahaha it was a yummy lemonade i bought! so cool and refreshed me with the stiffling heat.
when we got back lori asked where the toilet was so i directed her - when she came back, me ben and her took a stroll along the rocks and saw that its a boundary for the other beach on the otherside.
ben and i continued to walk and walk and walked while lori went again to the group. we walked further and further until we came across a protected area - sand dunes, we walked across wooden steps to protect the sand dunes and talked about our childhood and our pasts. it was nice to get to know ben, he talkes a lot, but i dont mind for which we have lots in common, i was active as he was in his youth, very curious and willing to learn and try new things. and we both like to climb trees! hahahahaha hahaahahaa
when we got back - the group decided not to go to andalucia anymore - to the desert - i was a bit dissapointed - but it doenst matter i will do it next time. we hanged around still for an hour, and the one thing i noticed about portugal, is that the country's passion for football.
then when it got a bit chilly as the sun was not strong anymore we decided to pack up and find a place to spend the night and we tried to look for an internet cafe to find informations about algarve and asked the information center again and and the man directed us to an internet cafe. we still couldnt find it! when we found it it was closed! damn it! hahahahaha.
then robbo remembered that there was an internet cafe in the main street - all of us wouldnt believe him! lol but then again, rubs agreed with alex that she saw an internet cafe too, well then ok we searched for it! and luckily we found it! hannah, me, lori and ben walked inside while rubs and robbo waited outside - too many cooks will spoil the kitchen - and the owner i think, was so happy and preppy to see people other than portuguese came to the shop! hahaha so we basically searched for informations about beaches in the algarve area - the not too touristic beaches.
wimbledon women's finals was playing in the tv, as the guys were checking some things on the internet, i looked up and saw a glimpse pf the match and suddenly the owner asked - in portugese of course if i like tennis. i understand that and my eyes lit up! and i told him - in spanish that womens tennis is not exciting as it was before as my favorite tennis player just retired - and WE BOTH SAID - JUSTINE HENIN hahahahaha and we discussed passionately for a couple of minutes how we both liked justine henin! in portuguese - spanish and a mix of english! amazing..... language barriers doenst really exist! ITS ALL IN THE MIND as my favorite tennis player would say - IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!
when we went back to the car, i still have a smile on my face because of that interesting conversation i had with the owner of the internet cafe and the best was that - all of our things were safe specially with my passport that has only an attachment of my temporary resident permit n germany arrrghhh! thank god it wasnt lost or else i couldnt enter germany again! let alone europe! so we looked at the map again and searched for a place to sleep - we found a national park somewhere in the area where there are some camping site located and we decided to park the car there and spend the night.
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