The rest of my time in Portugal was spent indulging in all the local specialties and exploring the Old Town area of Albufeira.
Meet Piri Piri sauce...my favorite new hot sauce that burns sooooo good:
I also found the Portuguese to be friendly, welcoming jokesters. Take, for instance, this "large" beer that was presented to me...
Onto the town, Albufeira, which definitely reminded me of Mexico with a splash of European flair here and there. Judge for yourself:
So, Port Wine comes from Port-ugal. Get it? Learn something new everyday.
I definitely noticed a lot of abandoned, broken down buildings in Portugal. A product of the recession? It was a bit of the shame to see once magnificent buildings literally falling to pieces. At the same time, it somehow added some great charm to the area, which is probably a very selfish first-world traveler thing to say.