BBQ’d Piglet on Market Day

Market day in Portugal is always an interesting and colourful experience...
Market day in Portugal is always an interesting and colourful experience…

Beginning to feel faint from the intense heat I paused in the shade of a large tree to people-watch. I smiled as tourists, oblivious to the scorching sun and their already lobster-red arms and faces, rummaged enthusiastically through the clothes stalls.

Brightly coloured tie-dye dresses and tops at just two for €15.00 were waved in tourists faces by sellers with eager smiles looking for a sale.

“Good price, you buy, you buy! Quinze eur-rosh. Muita Bonita.”

“Good price, Senhora, good price!”

I am not sure if the tourists eventually bought the clothes as a means of escape, or because they genuinely liked the unusual multi-coloured tie-dyed effect of the material. Either way, as I observed from a distance I was almost tempted to buy one of the fun dresses myself. That is, until I realized, the material was see through and I immediately lost interest. The outline of my posterior is definitely not sexy and would only detract from the dress so I smugly continued to observe proceedings from a safe distance as the tortured tourists parted with their money.

Serves me right for laughing – then the fun began!

My market “experience” continues over at Expat Focus. If you found my experience amusing please like, tweet and leave your comments there.

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  1. I went to Lagos market for the first time last Saturday. It was a great. One vendor found it difficult to understand why I only wanted to buy one bulb of garlic though. I did see a knicker stall and was tempted to stop and take look. After reading about your experience I am so glad I didn’t now. Goodness knows what I may have happened!


    1. Mr. Piglet loves Lagos market 🙂 I wondered what would have happened if you’d shown interest in knickers! I meant to look as need some 100% comfy cotton type.
      I’d loved to have seen the vendors face when you asked him to wigh one bulb of garlic LOL 🙂


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