Friday, 5 August 2011

Portugal

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The girl above's job was to sit on a rock pretending to be a mermaid to welcome visitors as they came into the entrance to the marine zoo...this is like my frickin dream job, dressing up as a mermaid and getting paid for it!
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Got back yesterday from my first holiday abroad sans famille, had so much fun! I wouldn't say it was very cultural (although I can now say thank you in Portuguese - obrigado), everyone spoke English, there were Irish pubs, I think have gained a stone from eating burgers and chips everyday and there was certainly nothing in the way of museums to visit. Things I have learnt is that we English stick out like a sore thumb, and apparently have a reputation for being easy as the Portuguese men (regardless of what we were wearing) wolf whistled, cat called, said hello to us wherever we went. We went clubbing while there and our dancing was pretty much scandalous compared to what the Portuguese girls were doinb, and our club wear (i.e bandage skirts and a tank top) induced one guy to pretend to have a heart attack at the sight of us which was quite amusing! It did get quite creepy on one of the nights we went out when some guys closed via a ring around us on the dance floor and one guy was so persistent that my friend dance with him (read: grind) that she had to shove him off her and it very nearly ended in fisticuffs. I suppose its the same in clubs in England but they weren't doing the same to the Portuguese girls so I'm guessing tourists have a reputation for being very err 'available'. Quite scary really! Typical English person style I got horribly burnt and now have some interesting patchy tan lines where I slapped my sun cream on, you could tell exactly who was from Portugal and who wasn't as the locals were all very tanned, had tattoos (I'm guessing cos you can show them off a lot on the beach) and the women all wear anklets. Yes I have bought some. We also went to a marine zoo and saw dolphin and sea lion shows which were amazing, I really want a sea lion now they're so sweet! Anyway enough rambling xx

5 comments:

Katie said...

Gorgeous Pictures, I love the one of the sunglasses in the sand! xo

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

loove your pleated skirt and i have that ring ^^ x

Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

Sooo fun! Love your photos and blog! Great style
xx
I LIKE IT FAST

Minuet Sandifer said...

Cute skirt! Love the turquoise ring!

<3 Minuet

Stephanie said...

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