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Clérigos Tower

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  • Day229

    Caminho Portuguese 6 - Geschafft!

    September 13 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Ich habe es geschafft und bin heute Nachmittag an der Kathedrale in Porto angekommen. 😃🎉🎉
    Als ich in Santiago losgelaufen bin, hatte ich die Ankunft in Porto eigentlich für Sonntag, den 15.9 geplant aber nun bin ich doch schon zwei Tage eher am Ziel. 💪
    Nach insgesamt rund 1110 Kilometern endet damit meine Pilger-Wanderung und in den nächsten 48 Stunden werde ich versuchen, mich so wenig wie möglich zu bewegen, bevor ich Porto erkunde. 😉
    Der Weg war heute nochmal sehr schön aber zum Ende hin auch anstrengend durch die Sonne und die hochsommerlichen Temperaturen.
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  • Day233

    Porto

    September 17 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Nachdem ich Samstag und Sonntag wirklich nichts getan habe außer zu faulenzen, habe ich mir gestern und heute die Stadt angeschaut.
    Ich war überrascht, wie hügelig Porto ist. Ständig geht es bergauf und bergab. Ich kann schon verstehen, warum viele Besucher die Tour-Busse nutzen oder sich im Tuk Tuk herum fahren lassen 😉, obwohl die Stadt mit der überschaubaren Größe gut zu Fuß zu erkunden ist.
    Es gibt unheimlich viele Kirchen in der Stadt - gefühlt an jeder Ecke. 😅
    Sehr cool finde ich die vielen Kork-Produkte, die es hier zu kaufen gibt. (Mir war gar nicht bewusst, dass Portugal weltweit führend ist in der Kork-Produktion.)
    Morgen geht es für mich weiter nach Lissabon. 😊
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  • Day36

    Torre dos Clérigos

    October 9 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We decided we were up to the 225 stair climb to the top of this monument, as we would be rewarded with 360 degree views of Porto. However, unlike the organised process used to control the tower climb in Coimbra, this was basically a free for all once you got through the last barrier. The spiral staircase was narrow, and half way up narrowed further. When we got to the top and made it outside onto the viewing area most people were polite and waited and went in one direction, but as always there was one or two who didn’t, which caused congestion and drama for everyone.

    Once we had viewed Porto from all directions, we started our descent. We got about half way down when we encountered a number of people coming up. We decided to stop and let them all pass, but this incredibly rude Russian couple and their kid just pushed their way through. I made it blatantly clear to them that this was not good - told them they were rude and selfish, and I am sure they understood because they wouldn’t look me in the eye. After we let everyone pass and started heading down again, the Russian guy had stopped to do up his shoelace, and so we passed him and then also his wife and kid, who ended up behind us the rest of the way down, unbelievable! I have decided that, in relation to tourists, the Russians and the mainland Chinese are the most rude, aggressive and pushy. I know this is a generalisation, but it has been my experience over a number of years. We still enjoyed the experience, it is just annoying that people are so selfish.
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  • Day2

    Buchhandlung & Torre dos Clérigos

    November 16 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Porto hat viele Buchläden. Doch vor einem stehen alle Schlange: Lello. Direkt an der Uni bietet sich der Standort gut an. Der Erfolg liegt aber nur an der wunderschönen hölzernen Treppe im Laden. Diese soll J. K. Rowling inspiriert haben und somit die Treppe aus Harry Potter sein.

    Da mittlerweile kaum noch einer ein Buch kauft (die Einheimischen schon gar nicht), zahlt man 5 Euro Eintritt. Diese werden sogar beim Kauf eines Buches verrechnet. Selbst wenn keiner ein Buch kauft, bleibt bei bis zu 4000 Besucher pro Tag ein stattlicher Gewinn.

    Schräg gegenüber kann man 240 Stufen und damit den Torre dos Clérigos besteigen. Er wurde 1763 fertig gestellt. Unter den Gläubigen ist er als mahnender Zeigefinger bekannt. Auf dem Weg den Turm rauf kann man noch eine kleine Ausstellung besichtigen. Besonders schön: man läuft auf der Empore einmal um die Kirche rum.

    Tipp: für zart besaitete ist der Aufstieg nichts. Es ist an sich schon sehr eng und wird herausfordernd da auch der Gegenverkehr diesen Weg nehmen muss.
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  • Day14

    More from Porto

    June 5 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    In this picture of the cathedral in Porto, in the bottom right hand corner you can just see the small yellow arrow pointing the way for pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela, Spain and the blue arrow for pilgrims headed to Fatima (I waited a while for the light to hit that spot, I’ll have you know). The town is full of packs of often shirtless young men carrying cups of beer, parading down the streets singing about futbol. Portugal is in the finals and playing Switzerland tonight, but the packs of men are British; here for their game tomorrow (and starting the drinking and singing early).

    I had wild boar marinated in local red wine for dinner at an outdoor cafe. I remarked to the waiter that I didn't expect it to be so chilly this time of year, and he brought me a blanket to wrap around me. Had another glass of wine, listening to a busker singing Amy Winehouse tunes. She didn't miss a beat, shoving away drunk soccer fans snatching at her as they passed, singing their own songs.
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  • Day14

    Cat and Futbol

    June 5 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    Last night in Porto around 11 pm, I walked down to the plaza for an update on the crowd of Brits in Portugal for the futbol games, drinking and – I could still hear them - singing loudly since noon. I met this lady and her kitten in an alley on the way. She told me this was one of a litter of only two this time, and boasted that the mama has over the year now produced 27 kittens in all. I showed her the picture of the cat and the seagull I took earlier and she told me that cat was an earlier daughter of her cat.Read more

  • Day10

    Porto -Day 1

    April 27, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Decided it was time to leave Coimbra to head for Porto. Thought we would make it in 2 hrs but the traffic was intolerably slow. The NC-2 is obviously a truck route. Someone also got clobbered on a cycle so that really messed it up. Finally by 8:30 we made it and after some confusing missteps from the GPS, managed to find the apt. Met by Paulo , a friend of the hosts. He gave us a brief show around (didn't seem to know that somewhere in the apt there was a washing machine). Told us that after 8 we could park on street for free but had to feed the meter or find a parking garage. So after much searching on the Net found an app (www.parkopedia.com), downloaded it and was good to go, finding a place next door that had parking for 21€ for 2 days. Sweet!

    Finally. crashing for the night. Crawled into bed (two singles put together). I felt fine - Janet said -
    "How come there are things poking me in the back?" I felt her side of bed - felt like nothing but springs. Turns out whoever put the bed together put her combo springs/mattress down upside down ! So we had to tear the bed apart and fix that. Haven't mentioned that to the host yet. :)
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  • Day12

    Porto

    November 11 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Ich hab vergessen, wie schön Porto ist! Gestern bei Nieselregen und Dunkelheit ist mir nur aufgefallen, wie hügelig die Stadt ist. Heute, als die Sonne rauskam, habe ich erst wieder bemerkt, wie malerisch die Stadt ist. Tolle Architektur, malerisches Stadtbild mit dem Fluss, leckeres Essen... Ich bin auf der Erasmus Staff Week der Uni Porto. Heute Vormittag gab es erstmal in der Bibliothek den Einführungsteil zu der Stadt und der Uni, heute Nachmittag dann eine Stadtführung in der Altstadt und dann in Gaia eine Portweinprobe.Read more

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Clérigos Tower, Clerigos Tower

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