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Praça de Carlos Alberto

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

    Home to Porto

    May 2 in Portugal

    A long day.

    Smooth rail journey to Manchester airport. Slightly delayed flight to Lisbon. Then we got bumped off an over booked connecting flight to Porto, booked onto the next which in turn was delayed.

    Metro into Porto. Nice little hotel - Vivacity who suggested a vegetarian buffet restaurant nearby. Meal for two with a bottle of nice green wine was just over 30 euros.Read more

  • Day38

    Porto

    September 24 in Portugal

    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 in Portugal

    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 in Portugal

    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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