Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lagos, Portugal: McWhat?

Molly, Skidz - I wasn't going to go here so soon, but I've received so many signs either related to McDonald's or Mc-ANYTHING.. that without subliminally being sent to snack on a Big Mac, I felt that writing a small tribute to the fine establishment was quite necessary. For the good of my health, of course.

I'm going to go out on a very flimsy limb here and say that Lagos, Portugal just may be the most beautiful place on this earth. You say bold statement, I say true story. On our coastal drive from Sintra to Lagos a few months ago, in a car that made me feel like Ashton Kutcher & Brittany Murphy in "Just Married", not only did we break the travelers' code by stopping at a foreign McDonald's, but we also found a saying that would be repeated at least 4 times an hour for the next two weeks. Are you curious? Feast your eyes on this [mind the homeless girl that wouldn't get out of the way]:

Lagos McDrive Sign

McDrive turned into McWhat, McDrunk, McNO.. and my personal favorite, McHUH?.. and the list goes on - it's a fun game, I'm sure you can develop a few unique sayings of your own.

In any case, once we arrived at our hotel in Lagos, I'm pretty sure that the 4 of us just sat back for a minute in awe. For 30 euros each [per night], we were staying in what felt like the White House. Remember, everything is relative. We had just come from a much needed - but not acquired - night's sleep in an older hostel situated above a night club. Note: If I were still in my early 20s, that would have been perfectly acceptable. If you're ever in Lagos, I highly recommend staying in the Vilabranca apartments. We had more than enough room for 4 girls - a feat rarely accomplished. Our apartment was complete with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, living room, and balcony overlooking the pool and the distant Portuguese landscape. See how happy [or something] we were?

Vilabranca Apartment - Lagos

Visible proof that Molly & Skidz do exist! Molly is the one with the kerchief atop her dome, and Skidz is the only individual that isn't smiling as she normally would.. catch the sarcasm. There will be more scenic images depicting the actual beauty of this resort / fishing town in the Algarve in the near future.


Magz said...


Lil' Boozie said...

Wow, Magz - what a great contribution to the "Mc" language. Thank you for your input.