Mercado do Bolhão

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  • Day5

    Dinner time

    January 16 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    At dinner following Fado concert. Portugese guitar and singing. While I could not understand the words. I enjoyed the drama v much. Think the stories were all a bit sad. The concert came with a glass of port. First tasting and it was v niceRead more

  • Day46

    Portugal / Oporto

    September 1, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Took a Hop on bus to the top of the hill in Oporto and looked down on some great views.
    Found a place in a back street and had a great dinner. Portuguese guitar music to entertain us and a little fella who liked to dance with the music. Yummy piglet for dinner. Great Night!Read more

  • Day46

    Portugal / Oporto

    September 1, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    30th August 2017.
    Today we decided to hop on the ^Hop on Hop off^ bus and see the other side of Oporto by the river.
    Wow..... what a difference this place is. This is what I thought Portugal would look like. It is awesome!
    Beautiful old buildings and cafes along the riversides. Only thing that put me off is the whiff of sewerage every now and then. Yuk!
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  • Day47

    Portugal / Oporto

    September 2, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    01 September 2017.
    Today we decided to catch the Hop bus and see the west coast of Oporto. A lot of the buses were delayed because of the Air Race . Quiet rugged but some really expensive homes there.
    We also saw the planes doing their training for tomorrow's racing events
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  • Day46

    Portugal / Oporto

    September 1, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    More photos of Oporto. Also see all the signs of setting up for this big flying event. Barricades going up and setting up big blow up posts in the water. Tickets to see this show are about 900euro or more for prime spots on the waterways.Read more

  • Day78

    Travel Day - Coimbra to Porto

    March 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We returned to the hotel to pick up our luggage and then got a taxi to the train station. That is where our travel day problems began. You would think that we would be experts at this by now! Coimbra has 2 train stations....1 in the centre of town and 1 about 2 km north at the edge of town. Since our train wasn’t leaving for 2 hours, our plan was to go to the central station where I could go for a walk and John would stay at the station with the luggage. They have a free shuttle train that runs between the 2 stations. I specifically told the taxi driver we wanted to go to the central station but he thought he knew better or could make more money by taking us to the station on the outskirts of town. I didn’t realize it until after the taxi drove away. I wasn’t going to sit at the train station so I walked to the centre of town and returned 10 minutes before our departure time, as the walking distance took longer than expected. European trains are very efficient as they never depart early and are rarely late. My big problem was that I couldn’t find John anywhere. When a train pulled out of the station there he was on the other side of the tracks, blocked from my view by the train. I called him over as I believed our train would be departing from my side. Oops! Big mistake on my part as I didn’t translate the Portuguese departure sign correctly, nor did I understand the announcement in Portuguese. So we missed our train, had to pay a €8 fee to change our tickets, and had to wait another hour for the next train. This is one time where John was in the right place and I’m surprised he didn’t board the train without me!

    Porto is 120 km north so the train ride was just over an hour. I managed to figure out the Porto metro system and we quickly arrived at the street where our apartment was located. We had some difficulty finding the apartment as I had written down all the directions except for the street number so I had to go into a restaurant to use their wifi. This is when a data plan on my phone would have come in handy. The plan I purchased didn’t work so I never renewed it. It wasn’t the smoothest transition but we arrived safely. Our new home is beautiful....the nicest apartment we’ve rented on this trip. Booking.com had a special daily deal so the one bedroom apartment is only costing us €65 a night.
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  • Day10


    September 14, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Porto hat uns total begeistert. Eine wirklich tolle Stadt. Obwohl viele Touristen unterwegs sind, finden wir immer mal wieder ein ruhiges Plätzchen und genießen einfach nur unseren Tag. Hier gibt es noch Vieles zu erkunden. Ein Tag reicht da nicht aus.Read more

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Mercado do Bolhão, Mercado do Bolhao

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