Exploring Matosinhos

Created: Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Life is good here in Matosinhos. I'm doing some unusual stuff like:

- swimming to the beach and spending a lazy day with my Portuguese and Senegalese friends

- having my six-week-out-of-the-box-and-already-rusty Chinese bike repaired,

- walking two kilometres through the city with all my dirty clothes on my back

- explaining the female lifeguards on the beach that the proper dress code should be like this: arms and legs covered :-)

Portuguese people are extremely friendly, open minded and helpful. The guy that repaired my bike did not want my money, even after I insisted I wanted to pay him for his service, he was happy with the smile, coffee and boat visit I offered him. Surely, this kind of social interaction is not liked by our capitalist leaders, they must hate it when people in the streets practice other than their capitalistic system.