In Portugal

I’ll spend this week in Portugal to take care of some non interesting things (taxes and stuff…) but also to enjoy some holidays!

Today I had a great lunch ( and yesterday a great dinner) at my hometown of BrotasÉvora, Portugal. My family never had the traditional 100 members Sunday family lunches but this time I had the pleasure of having my parents, my girlfriend, my brother and his girlfriend, my grandma, some of my uncles and cousins and even some neighbors that came after it for a coffee. It was great!

About the food, we had “Migas de Espargos”, a very traditional, fat and tasteful, dish, together with some of the Portuguese finest red wines from my region. My father opened a bottle (a limited edition from the year 2000) I had offered him about 2-3 years ago (that he stated it’d be to celebrate my MsSc degree) and it was smooth like silk.
To end it, nothing better than a strong coffee, deadly-caloric desserts, Port wine and whiskey (I discovered I like Bushmills whiskey btw…).

Yes, this is the best of my country.

A little taste of life

I just came back to Seville from a nice weekend in Portugal.

Since I’m a good person I thought it’d be cool to get my coworkers to taste a little bit of life 🙂 , I mean, Portuguese life. And what’s so good in Portugal that makes it the very thing that Portuguese people (including myself) don’t complain about? The food (and drink)!!
My parents brought me a nice Honey Cake made by a neighbor of them and I bought 48 bottles of the finest Portuguese beer (to be consumed outside of working time):
– 24 Super Bock;
– 24 Sagres;

I am a big fan of Super Bock. Let’s see which of them my friends like more…

And just so you know, we’re smart and educated people so, we’ll not drink those all at once.

Tapas and Linux

So, what’s up? My second day at work on BitRock.

BitRock is located in Sevilla, the city of the sun and heat… but not today! Today was dark and raining.
Last Sunday my parents came to visit Seville for the first time and it was  raining… they work hard everytime and once they found time to come visit the city… it looked like Britain.

Anyways, I had lunch at a Tapas cafe for the second day. It’s cheap and good but the main difference I find between these cafes and the ones in Portugal is that here they pretty much eat on their feet! They don’t seat down or seat at the bar. Also, it is usually so noisy inside that it ain’t no peace break 😀 But I like it and it’s amazing that they don’t write down what you’ve ask for, they just know how many stuff you ate and when you ask for the check… you get it before you can reach your wallet! I think they should try a degree on Physics or something like that cause I bet they’d remember on the formulas right away… but then we’d be without such a nice place for eating and shouting.