Traditional Portuguese market

Next up on our Portuguese jaunt are of a traditional market in Cascais.

First up we sample a sweet regional speciality – Ginjinha or simply Ginja. It’s a portuguese liqueur made by infusing ginja berries, (sour cherry)  in alcohol  and adding sugar together with other ingredients.

It’s served in an adorable little chocolate cup – here the man and I sample one, or two.

Then we have a wander around the market. Cascais holds various themed markets each month and we happened upon a traditional Portuguese one.

Stall holders donned traditional dress and demonstrated traditional skills such as pot throwing.

Colourful fruit and flowers are piled high in Cascais’s indoor market.

Traditional meat and cheeses are just some of the produce on display.

Some slightly more slimy locals can be found in the form of nets full of snails.

Final shot of the day is this veteran tradesman taking a break from the painstaking labour of hand weaving the seats of these chairs.

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