Lenny's Heading for Portugal - Maybe

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Wanted somewhere to stop on the way to Sintra so we are now at Fatima.
Oh dear it's the Portugese version of Lourdes. Went out to buy some food no chance, hundreds of shops selling religious artifacts & hundreds of fast food restaurants but no food to cook yourself. Just had a Google there is a curry house nearby so that's tonight sorted.

Nice Aire in a nice carpark only 7 dedicated Motorhome spaces, a van was moving out as we arrived so we bagged one.
Funny brown thing at the left front is a water tap, and a waste drain on pitch, no WC empting but very large clean public loo 50 yds away.

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Well Google let us down badly tonight after walking a mile to the curry house found it was no longer in business.
Managed to find a reasonable hotel restaurant.

So come on you lot guess the price.
We only had one bottle of wine

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Soup for me, no starter for Mi.
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Portuguese equivalent of a beef stroganoff for two with a side of Portuguese veg (cabbage & beands in breadcrumbs)
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Mi didn't want a pud so I had one big enough for both of us .IMG_20181103_201157.jpg

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Well Google let us down badly tonight after walking a mile to the curry house found it was no longer in business.
Managed to find a reasonable hotel restaurant.

So come on you lot guess the price.
We only had one bottle of wine

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Soup for me, no starter for Mi.
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Portuguese equivalent of a beef stroganoff for two with a side of Portuguese veg (cabbage & beands in breadcrumbs)
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Mi didn't want a pud so I had one big enough for both of us .View attachment 265441
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if you had ordered the 3 fishes and 5 loaves of bread it would have been free and you could have shared them with quite a few others evidently. Fatima is now on our visit list thanks to your shots. The meal looks a lot better than curry might have been!
 
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An unrelated question; I notice your windscreen 'up blind' is often up when parked rather than the main front blind down - is that because like ours the main blind has a fault?

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An unrelated question; I notice your windscreen 'up blind' is often up when parked rather than the main front blind down - is that because like ours the main blind has a fault?
Nope, it's a separate privacy blind we can see out people walking by can't see in.
 
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And the winner is @john lillie

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I like it that you don't get ripped off for drinks in restaurants here, a bottle of wine is the same price as in a supermarket. They do put bread
, olives & cheese on the table and charge you for them but price is so low you don't mind.

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For anyone coming here you won't starve found a Aldi in walking distance, south east of the parking.
 

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I knew the bill must have been reasonable, otherwise my cheapskate mate wouldn't have gone to live there!
 
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A couple of shots in gloomy daylight before the rain started.

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And just around the corner this square with 45 different booths all selling the same stuff.

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Could cost you an arm and a leg here, well a leg anyway.
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Hundreds of people buying wax limbs, heads, children and candles up to 5 foot long and then they go and throw them on the barbie.
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And if thats not enough 90% of the shops in the town are like this, (one of the posher ones).

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Hundreds of people buying wax limbs, heads, children and candles up to 5 foot long and then they go and throw them on the barbie.
That's a result @Lenny HB - throwing children on the fire. Do you think it will catch on in the UK?
 
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