Today’s plan - pick up my car in Setubal

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When I woke up, I had only one plan and that was to pick up my car at the VOLVO repair shop in Setubal, where it had been standing since Tuesday afternoon.

I drove off in order to be arriving a little before lunch because I knew they were closed between 12.30pm and 13.30pm. While I was on my way; there was around one hour’s drive from Santiago do Cacem they called and said that the car was ready. It had only been the radiator that had been broken so it had been easy to fix they told me.

I arrived around noon and was ready to pay but they did not accept any credit cards so I had to drive my rental car in to the city and find a ATM. When I return they had left for lunch but they also left a message that they had left the keys with one of the girls who would wait for me.

These guys at VOLVO were great, it is places like that makes like Portugal. Some talk and some smiles and they will go very far in order to help you.  When I picked my car I saw that there was a Dutch car towed in, I thought to myself; good luck but you are not in bad hands!

I went back to Hertz from where I had rented the rental car, but she was out for lunch and not back before 2pm. I waited until she came back; I had been in the office Tuesday but then she didn't have a car, so now I was giving her one, as I told her with a smile on my face. She surprised me on the other hand saying that there would be no cost since they made a mistake. I said thanks and crossed the street for lunch.

 

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Street art
Street art
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Following the long park in the mi…
Majestic
Majestic
Wonderful old houses, some of them…
Wonderful old houses, some of the…
Another beautiful house on the mai…
Another beautiful house on the ma…
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A swim there would be nice
A swim there would be nice
Standing on water
Standing on water
I love palms
I love palms
Another green crossing
Another green crossing
Palms - wonderful ones
Palms - wonderful ones
Great building
Great building
Pink amd used
Pink amd used
Lovely details
Lovely details
Luck me up!
Luck me up!
One of the olf buildings in the ha…
One of the olf buildings in the h…
Red and alone
Red and alone
Where I delivered my rental can
Where I delivered my rental can
The restaurant
The restaurant
Sitting in the shade
Sitting in the shade
Lunch
Lunch
A cold wonderful beer
A cold wonderful beer
Sweet and cut
Sweet and cut
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Where did they go?
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O Novo 10
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Everything is Martim
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Dolphins jumping
Dolphins jumping in the park
Dolphins jumping in the park
Falling apart
Falling apart
Monestary in the city centre
Monestary in the city centre
Seen better days
Seen better days
Nice old house
Nice old house
A project for the handyman
A project for the handyman
The harbour and Troia in the backg…
The harbour and Troia in the back…
The harbour and Troia in the backg…
The harbour and Troia in the back…
The harbour and Troia in the backg…
The harbour and Troia in the back…
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The harbour and the city centre
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