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  • Day2

    Auftakt in Porto

    December 3, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Gestern hieß es nun Abschied nehmen von Spanien und los mit dem Bus nach Porto. Abends kam dann auch Claudis Flieger an, so dass wir heute entspannt gemeinsam starten konnten.
    Überall entdeckten wir in der Stadt wieder die gelben Pfeile und folgten dem ein oder anderen durch die Stadt - bis zu einem reizenden kleinen Schmuckgeschäft in Ribeira, in dem ich mir noch ein kleines Andenken an den Jakobsweg kaufte 😅.
    Wir ließen uns erst einmal treiben, genossen eine heiße Schokolade als der Nieselregen gerade zu doll wurde und kamen an so einigen Sehenswürdigkeiten vorbei.
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  • Day4

    Ein Tag am Strand

    December 5, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Sonne ... Strand ... Porto!
    Gestern gab es schon einen kleinen Vorgeschmack aufs Meer als uns der "Hop-on Hop-off"-Bus nach dem Museumsbesuch der Fundacao Serralves am Strand entlang fuhr. Nur leider zogen nach einem sonnigen Start dicke Nebelschwaden auf, so dass wir den ausgiebigen Strandbesuch auf heute verschoben. Also stiegen wir direkt am Strand aus, besichtigten den Stadtpark und liefen anschließend am Strand bzw. der Promenade wieder zurück.
    Mal schauen, wo wir heute Abend einkehren werden. Gestern gönnten wir uns Dinner in der wunderschönen Majestic Bar und kamen zum Abschluss noch an einem mit passender Lichtbegleitung Weihnachtslieder schmetterndem Haus vorbei. Na wenn man da nicht in Weihnachtsstimmung kommt!
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  • Day6

    Jede Menge Kunst!

    December 7, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    In Porto gibt es viel zu entdecken! Sei es auf der Straße, in den Museen, Parks oder an den Hausfassaden.
    Gestern haben wir uns wieder viel draußen aufgehalten, denn das Wetter war phantastisch und so streiften wir durch die Gärten und schipperten mit dem Boot über den Douro. Den Abend ließen wir bei dem ein oder anderen Gläschen Portwein ausklingen.
    Heute wars hingegen etwas regnerisch, so dass wir uns hauptsächlich drinnen bewegten und so manches und Kunstwerk in diversen Museen, öffentlichen Gebäuden oder auch an den Häuserfassaden bewunderten.
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  • Day1

    More exploring!

    February 26 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    This time I walked just a way from the city centre to see two beautiful churches, the first (with the pictures of inside) Igreja do Carlo. But the one that is the most well known is its neighbour Carmelitas Chruch, this is because of the beautiful blue and white tile decoration on the side of the building.

    The churches are set on a beautiful square with the monument to the world wards in the middle, it really is a beautiful place!
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  • Day1

    Graham's Port Tour!

    February 26 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Picked mainly because it has the same name as my Dad, but also because the tour is meant to be the best in Porto and it did not disappoint! We started with an introduction to how Porto in manufactured in the Douro valley a couple of hundred kilometres from Porto. It then focused on how the port is left to do its thing in the barrels (it was all to do with science and technical thing) didn’t make much sense to me but however they do it it tastes amazing!!!Read more

  • Day1

    Dinner!

    February 26 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    For dinner it is a typical Portuguese dish called Francesinha, it was basically croque monsieur but on steds! With steak, ham, sausage and spicy ham all piled between a nice toasty loaf, topped with cheese and then a tomato and beer sauce poured on top and typically served with chips! It was amazing!!!Read more

  • Day32

    Santiago, Spain to Aguda, Portugal.

    May 21, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    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, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    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

  • Day42

    The Pleasures of Porto Continue ...

    September 30, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    FUN FACTS: We were told that Potugal has been named one of the three safest countries in the world! It is nice not to feel a sense of wariness all the time when out and about! And ... it has also been declared as of the most popular tourist destinations! We can see why! 

    GORGEOUS: With all its little lanes lined with shopping and cafes and patisseries ... it is so charming and magnetic! You are drawn in by the sights and smells and sounds that envelope you as you stroll through the narrow little streets steeped in history ... or wander down the river walks ... or stare out into the ocean!

    GASPS OF AWE: We were ambling along the very popular pedestrian mall here ... in search of a Christmas ornament from Portugal when we decided to find a little place for lunch. We stumbled upon "Delta Q" which had their bakery along the windows so you could watch them making croissants and custard tarts etc! We watched with rapt fascination as the complex croissant process unfolded before us! It was so intriguing we got a hankering to have one ... but guess what ... they RAN out of croissants!! 😔

    GOOD GOLLY: And so we took that as a sign that the Universe had a different plan for our lunch. So ... we carried on. We ended up at a very famous high end restaurant called Cafe Guarany. They had fancy linens and fancy waiters and fancy olives and tuna paté and all kinds of fried toasts and soft buns that they brought you ... just for starters!! John ordered the daily special ... Cod Loin ... and I had the Prawn Linguine. It was good ... but none of that was particularly remarkable ....

    GASPS OF SHEER DELIGHT: But THEN ... we ordered the almond pie with pistachio ice cream ... which was served with a Port that was older than our server (by his own admission!). 😁

    GIFTS: And ... hands down ... it was the VERY BEST dessert either one of us has EVER had! Yes. The best. Not at all sweet ... and ... the pistachio ice cream was such a great compliment (even for me!) And ... John so enjoyed the 30 year old Port alongside. He absolutely loved it.

    And then he and our server discussed the pros and cons of age of Port. So ... John had to try the 20year old too! Just to compare ......! He preferred the younger one. Let's hope he doesn't think he should do that with wives!

    GOODNESS: And Porto continues to impress us! It is just so enchanting. So many of the store fronts display such intricate tile work on the age old buildings. And the way the buildings line the slopes of the Douro River is truly a masterpiece of architecture. 

    GASPS OF AWE: And after our lunch we took a tour of the "Livaria Lello". This was the library where J.K. Rowling spent time writing her infamous "Harry Potter" series of books!! It was simply indescribable!! The wood ... the stairs ... the stained glass!!! Spectacular! I'm hoping the pictures do it justice. 

    GRATITUDES: And then we finished up our day by going for a cruise on the Douro River. And then hiked home ... took us an hour on foot to get back but we're happy to have our own little happy hour and tuck into bed early.

    GROANS: We have not slept well here in Porto. Our room has been so darn hot (forgot to make sure our booking had a/c). We can open the patio doors but then we get all the traffic noise, the light ... and ... just enough mosquitoes to make it miserable. 

    GRIMACES: So, I'm going to have to slather up with bug spray before bed tonight so we can keep the windows open. We are here for two more sleeps ... and ... we need some good sleep!! 😬

    Keep your fingers crossed for us okay ... k&j
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Distrito do Porto, Porto, Oporto

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