I'm now in Portugal, enjoying summer life here in Matosinhos. I spent many days anchored before Matosinhos beach.
I went twice to the city of Porto, which is only located 10 km away, to buy food and pray in the mosque. I'm still awaiting the good winds but I don't mind they didn't arrive yet:-)
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.