Portugal
Praça de Carlos Alberto

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  • Day47

    Welcome to Portugal - Porto

    October 19, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Seit drei Tagen sind wir in Portugal und obwohl es am ersten Tag wie aus Eimern geschüttet hat, ist es jetzt endlich vorbei mit dem schlechten Wetter ☀️
    Ja wie beschreibt man Porto am besten? Schwierig - Ich muss zugeben, ich hatte mir Porto ganz anders vorgestellt... Die Stadt ist mega hügelig und selbst wenn man auf die Karte schaut und denkt "Ach das sind ja nur ein paar 100 Meter" kann das ganz schön lange dauern... Deshalb lässt sich Porto nur schwer fassen. Vorallem verblüfft hat uns die historische Altstadt, welche vor ein paar Jahren zum UNESCO Weltkurturerbe erklärt wurde. Leider zum großen Nachteil der dort lebenden Bevölkerung, denn die Sanierung der vielen alten nun unter denkmalschutzstehenden Häuser, können sich nur wenige leisten, was dazu geführt hat, dass nahezu jedes zweite Haus leersteht. Dadurch erscheint die Stadt eher wie eine verlassene Geisterstadt und wirkt wenig einladend - Wir haben mal versucht ein paar der verlassenen Gebäude auf Fotos festzuhalten, auch wenn sich die Athmosphäre in der Stadt nur schwer festhalten lässt! Heute geht es weiter nach Coimbra - Eine Studentenstadt im Landesinneren...Read more

  • Day38

    Porto

    September 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    No o problem on the overnight bus. Arrived to a dark and deserted bus station . I went into a coffee shop and had a really bad coissant . Then I put my backpack into a locker and went on a wander.
    It is a busy place, that is for sure, mobbed with tourists. It got really hot in the afternoon so I headed into an air conditioned shopping center and there was a Fado concert on, so that was good.
    I got into the bnb at 3 and then spent a lot of time on line getting a plane ticket to get out of Portugal a day ahead of the one day strike. That was annoying and expensive.
    I went to get groceries and there was no Portugee people ini there , All bnb guests, I thought. I bought vino Verde, for less than 2euro and went to bed early. I was tired and it was hot.
    It seems.like there is another heat wave coming.
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  • Day39

    Oporto

    September 25, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    So, three days here in Porto and I am over my initial dislike . I think that I was overwhelmed by the amount of tourists, not speaking a word of Portugese and the oppressive heat.
    I got a handle on the layout, stayed in the shade, drank Conor Verde and Port and settled in.
    It is really quite the city. The hills and narrow streets are amazing and the mix of old and new, clean and dirty, crowded and relaxed is all a wonderful experience.
    I took a river boat tour and a port wine tour and they were fine. However the city bus,for 2 wiro , out to Masachnos was the best. It was cooler out at the beach and it is very different from the old city.
    Food and wine are cheap, Cork bags, shoes and all kinds of things are not really expensive and best of all, a CR7 Beach towel is only 10 euro.
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  • Day40

    Good bye Por-tu-gal

    September 26, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Another hot day. I wandered about , checked out some more churches, walked up and down a lot of hill and took the metro out to the Drago football stadium for a look. It is impressive but quite intimate. The metro leaves you out literally at the turnstiles.
    I took the bus all the way to Maraschino this evening. What a place, huge beach, huge prom, loads of high rises. It would be ok to live there as it is easy to get into Porto on a bus. Only 40 minutes and under 2 euro.
    Kind of like leaving Stoneybatter and going out to Malahide.
    Porto is a very intense place. It is a workout getting around , the hills are very steep and it was very hot. I keep saying that it was hot...... I do like it though and want to come back to check out the Duro vineyards. I did not want to join tourist throngs on one of the $100 day trips up the river to the vineyards. I will save those options for my next trip.
    I got a great pastel de nata today, out of the oven,still warm.
    It was delicious. Rua Santa Catalina, in a bake shop.
    I would try to get some basic Portuges phrases mastered before returning so I do not feel so inept. Port wine is good and so is vinho verde. It has been an interesting and tiring visit. I walked all over the place.
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Praça de Carlos Alberto, Praca de Carlos Alberto