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It seems that I am in Lisbon. This is not particularly a shock to me, as I booked up my tickets, hotel and registration for YAPC::Europe back in May – a spectacular feat of organisation by my standards. So, here I am in the land of custard tarts and not-as-bad-beer-as-everyone-else-says, eating custard tarts and drinking beer.

In a situation that I hope does not become a YAPC tradition for me, I awoke this morning with a colossal hangover and not a lot of actual sleep and have spent the day quietly contemplating the Corporate Perl strand of the programming, while occasionally breaking away from the conference rooms to eat custard tarts, of which there were many.


Plans for this evening seem to involve eating lots of tasty food and not getting hammered on Sagres. I suspect this will be an easy task, and not only because the restaurant we are considering only serves Super Bock…


Comment from Helen
Time 4th August 2009 at 11:49 am

I’m going to lisbon at the end of October and I can’t believe I’d forgotten how much I love those custard tarts – I need to save extra money just for them.

Comment from billy
Time 4th August 2009 at 12:07 pm

If I make it down to the shop in Belem (the original and best, I’ve heard) then I’ll let you know how it goes. I’ve heard tales of scary queues…

Comment from Chris H
Time 11th August 2009 at 11:34 am

Beer and custard pies? Two of my favourite things in the whole world! Why did I not know about this?

Hope it was a successful trip.

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