I found frozen fries, halal meat, chocolate, a mosque and an African community in the under-construction town of Albufeira. The name of the town has an obvious Arabic tone but I'm still in Portugal! Just as the name of the town is a sign of past times, old-style trading still takes place here. I'm talking about the traditional markets as they are known in all Arabic countries, see this link.
After a comfortable night in the luxurious marina, I spent another night anchored before the beach of Albufeira. It was horrible because of the Atlantic swell. I got shaken up the whole night. This morning, I found a perfect spot, Culatra island, to spend the following days until a stable weather window arrives so I can LEAVE EUROPE.