Chinese are taking care of commerce in Portugal.
One after the other, local shops are closing, replaced by a bank, a pizzeria or... a Chinese store.
They are discreet, not yet assumed as local community, but very soon we will have also in Portugal our several Chinatowns.
In Coimbra, the streets around the Palace of Justice are already... Chinaland.
A Great Mall
Right beside the new football stadium, this is one of the three big malls in Coimbra, and Fernanda's first choice.
Well, it has a nice decoration and the same shops as all the other malls, selling the same stuff, with the same brands, the same fast-food and fast-buy, fast-live...
I heard that a bigger one was opened west of the river. What will be in it? Who will guess?
Yes, a bigger mall
Located in he left side of the river, facing the city, this new mall is, as expected, bigger than its predecessors. What may we expect inside?
The usual - same stuff, same shops, same brands, confirming that commerce is nowadays a sort of card game - they just shuffle and deal, the same cards all around the world.
The building is attractive. As expected!
Live music (Fado, of course)
There are three alternatives to listen to Coimbra Fado out of the special days - Fado ao Centro with daily shows at 18.00, Diligência Bar, where fado regularly happens at night in the voices of amateurs, and À Capella, a restaurant with professional players.
We visited this one, had a good dinner, listening to acceptable fado. The price was not cheap, as expected.