Check out the bottom of my page for other blogs written by Texas Tech students from my program during this last semester. It's always good to get a different perspective on what happened.
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May 16, 2011

One More Time

Like I said in the Sail Away post, I still had one more vacation to go before my summer trip kicked off. One of my buddies, Russell, and I took a few days to go hang out at the beach in Lagos, Portugal. Russell doesn’t leave until the 17th, so we decided to go relax for a bit longer after the semester was done.

Lagos is an awesome coastal town. It has tons of different beaches and lots of other things to do as well. We spent each day roaming a different section of the coast and hanging out at different beaches. We tried to do the kayaking tour of the coast, but it got cancelled each morning because the water was too rough. It was a little bit of a bummer, but we were having too much fun for it to bother us too much.

We spent the four days in Lagos much like I spent my time in Tarifa -- doing nothing. It was glorious. Waking up without alarms, hanging out at the beach, walking all around the town. It was a just an enjoyable time.

Luckily in Lagos, most everyone knows English. It was a major help since Portuguese is similar to Spanish, but not that close, and therefore neither of us could speak it. We didn’t have any problems getting anything, so what else could you ask for?

There were a lot of English speakers at our hostel, and it had a kitchen on the third floor, so we hung out with quite a few people while we were there. We met a crazy amount of Australians, who were cool but drunk the entire time, which made things interesting.

Russell and I had a lot of fun, allowed ourselves to be really lazy, and enjoyed our vacation like champs. Sevilla beckoned once again, so on Sunday we checked out of the hostel and headed back to the city we have called home for the last 4 months.

The next time I write, it will be with an outline of my summer trip and all that entails. Look for it soon, as I leave in less than 24 hours for that journey.


  1. I could have given you some Portuguese tips. All that time in Rio taught me how to ask how much something is, reject someone and ask if you're going on the retreat. Valuable information.


  2. That would have helped...looks like you dropped the ball on that one. I'll hit you up for that help when I head to Lisbon for a music festival in July.

  3. the title, is it by Daft Punk?

  4. Daft Punk is correct. Danial gets a point.