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43 travelers at this place:

  • Day32

    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

  • Day26


    August 14 in Portugal

    Walked all the way down the hill this morning to the riverbank to visit the old area a bit more. Quite touristy but a lovely walk along the river bank. Caught the river taxi to the other side of the banks where all of the port cellars are.

  • Day12

    Meeting Romi 6/294km

    August 9 in Portugal

    After shower and some rest a went to the cathedral to get a stamp and a credential for Romi (2e). Than I went to the metro station Trindande.
    There I waited for her arrival, the plane was delayed but at 1645 she finally arrived. We went to our apartment and booked the accommodation for the day after tomorrow: it wasn't easy, everything full, we found only a caravan in a camping place for 96e and we'll have to walk 30km.
    Then we went to the centre and had dinner (salad+port wine)
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  • Day15

    Porto Pics

    May 16 in Portugal

    After a rest from travelling and an earlier walk, we headed back into Porto for some Vegan (yay for veges) and a stroll through the town. Porto has grown since the last time we were here (5yrs ago) but some of our old haunts (foodie related) are still there and are just as good!

  • Day15

    In 1153, King Henrique gifted 44 hectares to the Monks and construction began in 1178-the monks moved in 1223. Built over a river - you can see the river flowing through the kitchen where they caught fish and cleaned the huge chopping tables! The king and his lost love Ines are buried here.

  • Day23

    First full day in Portugal... i cannot say it enough. i love this city.

    After sleeping in for a bit after the excitement last night, we headed into the city for another day of exploring. As we got into Porto we decided today was the day we would take a boat and wine tour because .... Why the hell not!

    First up, we took a boat tour of the Duoro River that connects to the Atlantic Ocean and seperates Gaia from Porto City. The river is famous for its 5 huge bridges crossing it built by 5 arxhitexts. Honestly the tour was just relaxing and we got to see a complete view of the city! There were these men on the boat who sat near us from Manchester... Let's just say I know they are all doctors and they make a lot of money. Because they kept saying it. To each other. Im pretty sure my eyes rolled out of my head and Taylor's weren't far behind.

    After the boat tour, we headed to the Gaia side to take our wine tour! We started at a cute cafe where we had pastel de nata - Portugese custard treats. These have always been a favourote of mine but man, are they amazing in Portugal. Next stop: Calem wineries for the tour and tasting!

    We did the wine tour in french because A) it was an hour earlier than the engliah tour and B) the girls are fluent in french and I underatand it. I actually learned ao much about the grape growing process and why they use the caves in Gaia to store port wine! We got to see the barrels where the wine is stored and learned about the different classifications of Port Wine (white, Rose, Tawny and Ruby)! And I understood all of the french thankyouverymuch. After the tour cane the best part... The tasting. I am a huge fan of port wine but for those who know me, white is definitely my favourite. We were served a tawny and a semi dry white in these gorgeous Calem wine glasses... Which may or may not have left te building with us. Oops.

    Next stop was a wine museum where we didn't learn anything but we got 2 more glasses of wine. I love Portugal.

    We stopped by the Taylor wineries so Taylor could see her namesake before heading to the mall (El Corte Ingles) where we all did a bit of shopping! After shopping, we sat in Starbucks and made friends with the barista (as usual) and I am pretty sure I will be movong to Portugal sometime soon. Mark my words.

    We walked around Porto after this to try and find some night life... And we didnt find any. So we sat at an outdoor PATIO and had a pitcher of sangria to end the night.

    Did I mention I love Portugal?
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  • Day8

    Sardinen bei Graham's

    October 5, 2016 in Portugal

    Hab Heidi versprochen zu Hause Port Wein von Graham's im Internet zu kaufen. Aber Achtung: Die Bezahlbaren (kein Vintage) sind nur begrenzt im Kühlschrank haltbar. Eine Flasche (süßen) Portwein an einem Abend? Das geht gar nicht. Die Roten werden immer nach dem Essen mit Käse genossen.Die wenigen Weißen evt. auch als Apperativ.

  • Day7


    October 4, 2016 in Portugal

    Das waren einige km, die wir in Porto gelaufen sind. Grundsätzlich macht es Sinn in Porto zwei Tage zu verbringen. Es gibt genug zu entdecken, ohne das es langweilig wird.

    Danach haben wir Megagut in der Altstadt am Fluß gegessen und obendrein noch ne Wahnsinnsaussicht genossen😄😬😄😄

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vila Nova de Gaia (Santa Marinha), Gaia

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