Subject: Algarve
Hi, Ziners,

I decided to take a longer weekend and visit my parents in the Algarve ( The sun is shinning, the water is cool, the caipirinhas are great, I want to stay here forever.

I am in Tavira ( and it is being held here a pastry fair. Just to make you a little envy, I already had "bolo de figo", fig cake, "bolo de amendoa", almond cake, and I'm having a hard time deciding what to eat next. They do have a excelent "bolo de mel", honey cake, so I think I'll bet on that one.

We're also haing a Fado ( singing contest. "Silencio que se vai cantar o fado", which means, "Let there be silence, for Fado is being sung"

That's all for now. Bye, Rui from Lisbon (temporarily in Tavira)