The quest for the holy grail is nothing compared to the quest for the holy pipe cleaner - believe it or not, but yesterday I had to go all the way to Lisbon just to buy a pack of pipe cleaners.
Money can't buy you love, and - in fact - money can not buy you pipe cleaners either, at least not here in Grândola.
Portugal has very few pipe smokers, and portugese pipe smokers always clean their pipes with either acetone or salmiac or ammoniac - or a special pipe cleaning liquid.
Here is a lot of tobacco shops that sell pipes, but pipe cleaners - most people have never heard of it!
-What? Pipe cleaners? Is that something you eat for dinner?
But as soon as I came to Lisbon - heureka - I found it!
Veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I succeeded - to buy a pack of pipe cleaners!