Fonte da Telha

in Photography Loverslast year (edited)

As I told earlier my conjoined Amsterdam/Lisbon holiday got kinda ruined because I got covid from Amsterdam during HiveFest. Wouldn't been big of a deal for me, but our supposed hosts didn't want to have a covid patient in their apartment. So we had to improvise and decided to make it a beach holiday.

Improvising isn't a big deal for me, but for @rrusina it was a bummer, because she really wanted to see her friend and her dogs. Luckily though I got better from covid in a few day so we were able to spend few days in Lisbon, too, at our hosts.

So, here's a few shots from Fonte da Telha, improvised beach holiday.

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Fonte da Telha is south of Lisbon and it's a traditional fishing village. The cool thing is that during the day you'll se the fishermen work on the same beach where people sunbathe. The whole coastal area is actually a one continuous beach. Not a lot of tourists there so the beach is clean.

Only con was that the level of customer service wasn't too high, especially in a particular cafe/restaurant. For example, I asked if they have omelette. And the guy flat out answered "no". I was pretty sure what they had in the menu was omelette. Even more odd is that omelette in portugese is "omelete", so shouldn't be too hard to understand. 5 minutes later I see bacon and and eggs on someone's plate. I don't usually complain – and this is not a complaint either, more of an observation – but it felt like they didn't really care to understand a foreigner. And you know, I definitely would've liked my morning eggs... Might be a cultural thing or just that it was a more remote place or just bad luck that the staff was such. But I did get my eggs on top of a stake later, so not too bad. It's apparently some portugese thing. Does keep you satiated with the amount of protein.

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One day we made a walk to the cliffs and herein these pictures you can see what I was talking about: it is a one continuous dozens of kilometers long beach the shape of a crescent. In the above is the view to the south and in the bottom picture is a view towards north. I read online that there used to be a small coastal train going back and forth along the beach. Too bad it was discontinued in 2020, probably because of covid, would've been fun to hop on to that.

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One big pro with Portugal, or at least with Lisbon area, is that taxi apps (Freenow, Bolt what I used) are dirt cheap and legit cheaper than public transportation if there's at least two people going with a ride. Going to Fonte da Telha, it cost under 30€, which for a 50 min ride is really not much.

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Ah, tudo bem? super cool area you have chosen out too stay. Its lovely there. Hope you had a great time here. :)

Ah, tudo bem?

I'm fully recovered, thanks :)

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