Travel Blogs from Porto, Portugal

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Back in Porto., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Back in Porto.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Home Of Port Wine, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Home Of Port Wine

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... two pompous brothers sipping port while holding the glass stem with their pinkies out on that sitcom Frazier), Porto is known as the industrial centre of Portugal, but I think that's a bit unkind.- the area of town we wandered around was quintessential ...

A flagon of Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A flagon of Porto

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... is back to Spain on an overnight train destined for San Sebastian and Basque country. Unfortunately I'll miss the game to see whether Portugal goes through to the World Cup Finals. However if all goes well I'll hear about it anyway and then catch up with ...

A visit to the beach, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A visit to the beach

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... sum of one euro per person. Of course I won. We handed back our clubs and started walking along the promenade back towards Porto along the river. Quite a lot of money has been poured into this area and the promenade is very pleasant. We watched a fiery ...

The gritty side of Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The gritty side of Porto

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... the word 'gritty' is used a number of times to describe various aspects of Porto. Other Portuguese have told us that Porto is 'the real Portugal' and to be fair to these statements, much of Porto is presented just as it is - very little 'Tourist gloss' ...

Last Remnants of Madeira, Porto Moniz, Portugal travel blog

Last Remnants of Madeira

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... for logic with the seemingly directionally challenged GPS Girao eventually finding our way to the beautiful little ocean front town of Porto Moniz (really almost every town on Madeira is ocean front), then spent a really long time travelling a very short ...

Porto., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Porto.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Holidaying with baby, Madiera, Portugal travel blog

Holidaying with baby

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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This was our first major holiday with our one-year-old baby and I wasn't really up for it. My wife J was desperate for some sunshine at the tail end of the English winter and this made us look south. I had no desire to return to the Canary islands ...

Easter in Porto., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Easter in Porto.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... during those precious days you got off work. So when Johana and I found return flights with Ryanair from Madrid to Portugal's second city Porto for two Euro Cents per head, I guess there was no question about where we would head this Easter. ...

Suprise, its Porto.., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Suprise, its Porto..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... Italy Travelogue) (months ago, im the organised one) and at 5.15 Friday night I found out I was going to Porto (in Portugal).. Pretty tiled Buildings, bridges galore, Port (not that i drink it) many many beautiful churches.. Our plane out was ...

Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Porto

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... the morning and light up at night.  Breakfast is also included, and all for less than most hostels we have stayed in!  Portugal is known for being cheaper to travel through and so far soooo good! After getting settled, we hit the town to get ...

pre fab shack and historis township, Porto Covo and Silves, Portugal travel blog

pre fab shack and historis township

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... ; tourist office closed but found a cheap pensao without too much hassle. - Silves was the Moorish capital of southern portugal for a few hundred years; the medieval cathedrals are built around minarets of moorish mosques and the hill is topped with a ...

The Faded Grandeur of Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The Faded Grandeur of Porto

A travel blog entry by zento

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... weather forecast announced much to our glee warm weather and sun, sun, sun.   When we touched down in Porto, the northernmost city in Portugal and the second largest in the country, there was a thick mantle of fog which reminded us more of London ...

A Port Day, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A Port Day

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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We all agreed in the beginning that we really didn't like port. But being in Porto and offered a free tour and tasting, how could we not partake? So like the troopers we were, Allison, Alexis, and I set out for Taylors one early morning to do our Porto ...

The 150, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The 150

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Warning: Parental Guidance Recommended   There is an old saying. Don't believe everything that you read.   My parents were ten pound Poms. Because of this, I was lucky enough to be born with two passports. One Australian, and the other ...

Madeira, Day 3, Porto Moniz, Portugal travel blog

Madeira, Day 3

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , I can't believe that we are in a lava tube !!! Our time had come to an end, so we found a motorway and drove over to Porto Moniz. It was a posh seaside town but as this is the off season, there is nobody around, so we found some cheap rooms in a poshish ...

Lagos to Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Lagos to Porto

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... approached a couple of times for spare change and I began to see what the guidebook meant when it described some aspects of Porto as 'gritty'. The buildings around look very impressive and the general feel of the city is quite grand. We headed back to ...

Would you like another glass of Port Ma'am!, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Would you like another glass of Port Ma'am!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Porto is the 2nd largest City in Portugal, and is located to the North (2 hrs via train). The city is rich with history, dating back to the 4th Century. As a result, the city centre is a UNESCO Heritage site. The centre contains a unique combination of ...

Wine to put Bacchus to shame, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Wine to put Bacchus to shame

A travel blog entry by zento

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...  Upstairs a terrace with more azulejos showed scenes from the collection of the grape harvest so popular in these parts of Portugal.  Other pagan images included Bacchus riding on a sea monster escorted by small cherubs.     We ...

Exploring the Douro, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Exploring the Douro

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... of a shirt for me and also some new shoes, extra cheap, from Springfield (the shop, not the town - the shoes are from Portugal). The girls headed home while I went to a traditional Internet café to see if they would let me plug in my computer to their ...

Addicted to Port, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Addicted to Port

A travel blog entry by zento

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... engineering.  One of them was even designed and constructed by Mr. Eiffel himself, with his trademark iron beams.  One of Porto's many names is appropriately "city of bridges".     We were able to see the old port cellars and warehouses with ...

Northern portugal a spectacular train ride ..., Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Sintra, Portugal travel blog

Northern portugal a spectacular train ride ...

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... the summer residence of the Kings of Portugal and is green, lush and mountaineous. The Pena Palace was the highlight of Portugal for Tonya. The multicoloured towers and domes reminded Paul of Disney World. Inside was a completely wacko collection of ...

Port, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Port

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... than fifteen minutes !!!   Ribeira   Not often does RyanAir land at a proper international airport, and thankfully for Euro 2004, Portugal rebuilt the airport and laid a metro system down. It was cheap as well. In we went, grabbed our hotel and ...

on the douro...by the sea, Porto, Portugal travel blog

on the douro...by the sea

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... of town have grand boulevards lined with huge, classic buildings. Lots of interesting houses, churches, mini-palaces and tiled facades. Porto was a very important trading city and the home of port wine; these prosperous days live on in some magnificent ...

Before the Walk, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Before the Walk

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... people arrived in Santiago, but only 125000 walked from the France/Spain starting point. The next most popular was to walk from Portugal, and with only 10000 people arriving last year, it seemed like the place to be. The next point that slightly bothered ...

The coast of Portugal, Oporto, Portugal travel blog

The coast of Portugal

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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We went south, and all of a sudden, we were in Portugal. There was no border crossing, just a sign. Welcome to Portugal. This stamp situation was looking grim. Three countries but only one stamp. We followed the road as we were heading for Oporto. Home of ...

Port tasting, beaches and crowds!, All of Portugal in one entry, Portugal travel blog

Port tasting, beaches and crowds!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... So I personally think the pictures are boring but I will chalk them up to informational. Oh yeah and even though Portugal is suppose to be cheap it's not. Porto - This town in the North of Portugal is famous for Port (go figure). So we went on a port ...

Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Porto

A travel blog entry by jag

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Porto, a favourite amongst friends of mine that had been through Portugal managed to rub some of its apparent likeablillity onto me. The campsite was amongst a huge wooded park that had a very sociable feel about it. Porto clings to the steep north bank ...

The monks lived well!, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The monks lived well!

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

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... by ship during the morning with tours scheduled in the afternoon. Today we continued downstream as we worked our way back to Porto. We again passed through the deepest lock in Europe-115 foot water level change. There were also two more locks that were ...

Leave me here! Please !, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Leave me here! Please !

A travel blog entry by didem.timurcin

First day started very traditional : Breakfast by the river with franchesinha, cha and beer. After our visit to the souveniour shop, we headed towards the river cruise. One tip : get a ticket for 1 or 2 days from the sightseeing tours and the city is ...

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