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A trip to Portugal, what to expect.

 
 
Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 01:32 pm
Let me sell you guys A2K'ers Portugal in two small vids :



I am from Coimbra ! "Portuguese Oxford"

 
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 01:56 pm
Monumental Serenata with Fado de Coimbra:

Here you can see students crying in "Serenata da Queima das Fitas" while listening to "Fado of Coimbra"(typical song from Coimbra sang by students of this Portuguese University). The lyrics of this song remind them of the upcoming end of their graduations and time to leave this city, their colleagues and friends.

Balada da Despedida do V Ano Jurídico
Original de Rui Lucas, António Vicente e João Paulo Sousa, Interpretado ao vivo na Serenata Monumental da Queima das Fitas de 2005 por Lacrima, com participação de elementos do Grupo de Fados Despertar
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 02:04 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Good thread idea!
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 02:52 pm
@ossobuco,
Glad you love it Osso, now you have to visit ! Wink
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 02:53 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
I'm a big fado addict.

Thanks for the great thread idea.

Portuguese was my second language, but I've long lost my fluency. I can still eavesdrop Smile
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 03:18 pm
@ehBeth,
Wow now you got me by surprise Ebeth so you used to talk some Portuguese ? ...how nice of you ! Smile

Will post you one of my modest poems: (it relates to Romantic Coimbra ambience)

ESTÓRIAS

DESCEM-SE DE ESTÓRIAS AS RUAS
E POR DEBAIXO DAS PEDRAS NUAS
OCOS NOSSOS PASSOS AO DESCER
ECOAM-ME LASSOS POEMAS DE VIVER

SONOS QUE Á DISTANCIA DO SOAR
COMO CORDAS SUSPENSAS DE LUAR
SOMBREIAM NO VAZIO DOS ESPAÇOS
O QUE JÁ NÃO SÃO SE FORAM PASSOS !

FILIPE DE ALBUQUERQUE
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 03:49 pm
Very nice, Fil....maybe one day I can visit. I'd love to go to Lisbon.
I am not so interested in the beach towns, I live at the beach in southern California, but more cities and countryside. Since I go just about every year to Europe, we'll plan for Portugal one of these days.

Please continue with your informations, Fil, show us some food too. What's a typical Portuguese meal look like?
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 04:07 pm
@CalamityJane,
Hi Jane ! Smile
There is so much regional diversity on food that it is hard to put a finger on a particular dish...one of the odd things of such small country like Portugal is that its full of microcosms with different habits, cultural particularities, and of course diversified food from region to region. It is hard to place it but figuratively somewhere between French and Italian whatever that might suggest. I will try to catch a food vid on the web In English n post it later.
Thanks for dropping by Jane !
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 05:09 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Here is a more recent one with better fine detail on film:



One interesting note about Fado de Coimbra is that you cannot clap when the music finishes, in order to show respect silence is the compliment...you will notice in the end of the first music some noobs will cheer and the public reaction is to shush them...
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 05:13 pm
Got a couple fun vids about Portuguese food guys:



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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 05:24 pm
mark
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 05:39 pm
The Hingeheads went to Portugal a few years ago, and Hinge wrote a thread about it at the time. Maybe we can work up a goodly Portugal tag..

Here's the Hinge thread -
http://able2know.org/topic/181797-1
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 08:11 pm
I just watched the videos. Now I want to go even more...
We all should have a field trip to Lisbon. Let's charter a plane for us
and fly over. If we get 200 people together the plane ride will be a lot cheaper.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jan, 2016 08:12 pm
@CalamityJane,
oh I would love to do that

Portugal is definitely on my shortlist for travel.
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