Sorry to draw the line under the previous set of comments, which has had over 1500 visits. Great to know that interest in the blog remains so high!
To much more important matters, and I’m afraid more bad news. This morning we were amazed to find that our usual Chinesa plus Garoto at a modest cafe in the Lido area had moved overnight from 90 + 60 cents to 1.20 plus 1.00. Upon quizzing the owner we were told that this was due to the increase in “IVA” at the start of the month. I might not be the worlds greatest mathematician but this is nearly a 50% price hike, of which perhaps 6% might be attributable to the VAT rise! Or maybe we had just been moved from local prices to tourist prices? I remember Der highlighting this discrepancy on the blog two or three years ago – I have come across it again a few times again recently.