It just so happened that the Portuguese Tourist Board, my host for that particular trip had chosen to include a few days of our itinerary taking in the ambiance and the attractions of this charming village. It was close to Lisbon and yet a travel experience completely distinctive in its own right.
On the morning that we were to leave, we went through the hotel check out procedure and were just about to get into the car to continue our journey to Fatima when a group of three bellboys with trays raised high in the air as though they were about to serve dinner came moving elegantly towards us.
Could this be a parting gift of taste delights I wondered. As they passed other guests everyone broke into gales of laughter. When they reached the car we quickly saw why.
It seemed that in my haste to pack in the very early morning, I had forgotten to pack my boxer shorts, a few shirts and sox as well. In keeping with the hotel's elegant service, the bell men had been sent to fetch them and carry them down the elevator and out to the car where we were preparing to leave.
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