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  • Day32

    Hello form Aguda, Portugal. I left this morning from Santiago at 615 am. A couple of train rides later, I find myself in Aguda...a beach town that compares to York/York Beach with a little OOB thrown in during the summer. Right now, it is pretty calm....a huge beach and crazy surf but nobody on the beach due to the wind. I arrived at around one and had a talk with one of the Fire/EMS guys at the station on the way into town who offered me a place to sleep at the station tonight. They are way behind us when it comes to protocols which he was very cynical about. I mean way behind like back in the 80’s for us. So, I sit here writing this at a small cafe in town who’s owner cooked me dinner tonight which was special because she usually does not cook meals on Monday nights. So, tomorrow, the beach here and then I will make my way back to Porto and get to know the city. Goodnight from Aguda, Portugal!Read more

  • Day34

    Porto, Portugal

    May 23 in Portugal

    Good morning to everyone. As I write this, I am sitting in a downtown hostel...literally named “Downtown Hostel”. Not a terrible place but it is still the whole bunk room thing but they are cheap sooo... I walked through the city last evening and had dinner on the river...some local specialty...ham, chorizo and steak covered with cheese and a spicy sauce and of course, Portuguese red wine. The trip down to the river was a bit crazy as there are thousands and thousands of people on the streets and hundreds of cafes, shops etc. This is an extremely busy city. The river walk was extremely nice with musicians playing music. I chose an outdoor cafe next to one of the musicians to have dinner at....all in all, a relaxing evening. Sooo, I fly home in the morning....just trying to figure out where to stay that is close by the airport but still keeping things affordable. My flight is at 830 am so, I should be there at 530-600. Headed out for the day....I hope this finds everyone well!Read more

  • Day33

    Hey from Porto, Portugal! I am a day behind with the whole blogging thing...I do apologize. There are a a lot of things that come into play...mostly WiFi issues. It does not take a strong WiFi connection to blog but it does effect the uploading of the photos....bad WiFi can take up to an hour or more to upload photos. Anyway, I spent the day yesterday on the beach in Aguda. A great day but exhausting as any day in the sun will make you feel. I awoke yesterday morning in the local firehouse as the the guys put me up being am EMS brother and all. I feel bad for them as they are fighting the same battle as we did in the late 70’s and 80’s. I made my way back to Porto late in the afternoon yesterday...not a lot to show you as I hiked from the train station to my hostel with no fantastic photos or anything. A lot of the walk was through residential and blue collar areas. I spent last nightt at a decent hostel called Rock n hostel...a tribute to musicians. Not a bad place. I was bunked with young girls from France and a girl from the US living in France. It’s okay but I don’t have a lot in common with them being that I could be their dad and all....but all n all, okay. I awoke this morning and made my way to the old city....I could have taken a cab but chose to walk as we backpackers or pilgrims tend to do. I find myself in a hostel tonight with a guy from Belgium, a girl from the Ukraine and a couple from Argentina....A great discussion before bed. Tomorrow, I will make myway to a place near the airport so I have easy access to my flight Friday morning. It will be great to be headed home! That’s it for now....goodnight from Porto, Portugal!Read more

  • Day4


    August 14 in Portugal

    Porto really is a unique city and a bit more quiet than super busy and touristic Lisbon. Here, we especially enjoyed the view while crossing the Douro on the cities’ famous two-level bridge Ponte Luis l and while sitting in the park right on the other riverside (in Gaia) watching Paddington Bear rocking on his guitar 🐻🎸. Another must do is the river boat cruise to the 5 or 6 different bridges and tasting the Bacalhau and the Port Wine, for me both was very delicious 😋Read more

  • Day27

    Sleepover day 27

    August 15 in Portugal

    We are here because we saw a video on Facebook of Huge surf. Very foggy today. Not a great beach day. We also managed to park on top of an answer this last night so had a proper infestation this morning. Oscar also wet the bed, and then got into our Bed and then wet that so we’ve had to have a proper Spring clean.

  • Day26


    August 14 in Portugal

    Walked all the way down the hill this morning to the riverbank to visit the old area a bit more. Quite touristy but a lovely walk along the river bank. Caught the river taxi to the other side of the banks where all of the port cellars are.

  • Day28

    Nazare action

    August 16 in Portugal

    Supposedly one of the most popular resorts in Portugal. Very vibey promenade, and a beautiful beach. Chilly though. We all have long sleeve T-shirts on today. It’s where the world serve Championships often held. Google the waves!

  • Day25

    Porto on a tuk tuk

    August 13 in Portugal

    We treated ourselves to a private ride in a tuk tuk with some of the money that you gave us. It was 40 Euros and Worth every penny so we didn’t have to go up and down all the hills! Our driver was called Katrina and she was brilliant, spoke perfect English and gave us a tour of the Harry Potter highlights as well as the old town. We saw the Broom shop apparently inspiration for broom shop in Diagon Alley. I want to bring you here, you’d love it.Read more

  • Day25

    Sleepover day 25

    August 13 in Portugal

    Had a bit of a result as we went into the only car park that could accommodate motorhomes that was fairly central. There were no spaces so when I went to pay so we could X it the man told us we could park on the ramp and stay for up to 2 years. We now have The most beautiful parking space with a view to die for in the centre of Porto.

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