| Everyday People | Lanche in Marques

Lanche is a Portuguese snack made with soft slightly sweet bread (similar to Japanese bread) stuffed with cheese, ham and in this case green peppers. It looks like a sandwich but it's not quite and you must try one when you are in Portugal.

We bought a couple from a bakery that kept catching our eye and headed to the Marques park. We found a bench and sat quietly enjoying our delicious lunch and watched a group of old men setting up for an afternoon of cards.

It was so nice to watch the old fellows bickering with their friends. It started to get quite lively at one point and some of them were very animated, others seemed happier to take a nap. 

Marques park has a real local vibe and is a great place to watch real Porto life for a while. It is easy to get to via the Metro - just get off at Marques station. 


  1. That sandwich looks delicious and I love people watching, especially older people who have seen so much in life. I always watch these two gentlemen at my local neighborhood coffee shop playing chess. Fascinating and fun to eavesdrop on their conversations.

  2. I wondering what they were talking about. Daily events or even sandwiches?

    I spy new layout, very nice and functional.

    Buckets & Spades

  3. Love older gentlemen - those park bench photos are awesome!

  4. Oh it looks delicious. And old people bickering :) I like seeing old people out in public - whether they are playing chess, talking, bickering or holding hands. So sweet to see~

  5. Lanche looks yummy. This park looks like a good place to visit.

    Katrina Sophia

  6. Fabulous photos and yummy looking sandwich...must try it next time I visit Portugal! I always find the best way to get to know a country is to observe the daily lives of locals. Hope you are having a lovely start to the week.
    May x

  7. I think you would like it here. Lots of good watching to be had.

  8. Cheers Matthew!

    They were bickering about the game _ i wish I understood!


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