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- Continental Breakfast
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... well. Their choice of hotel is in the heart of the old city. So what to do with all day to spare in Porto? Take the "Hop on Hop off Bus" of course! Our tickets include a scenic cruise on the River Douro so looks a good deal. Everyone who has been to Portugal has told us not to miss Porto and I can see why. Lovely old city with so much history and currently undergoing Urban Renewal - restoring a lot of the lovely old buildings rather than pulling them down as ...
... there as they opened. I was worried about time, especially as we had to return the van before a certain time, to avoid a penalty. Barbara was delayed in checking out by an overly friendly and chatty receptionist, so by the time she arrived and K and Anna returned, we were already behind schedule.
We crossed back across the Vasco da Gama bridge, which was the highlight of the otherwise unspectacular drive. ...
... until we ended up at the top overlooking the bay out to sea with the bridge and Jesus lit up just as dusk. Great place ( and easily done) to lose yourself in.....
We spent one morning at the amazing Monastery of St Jerome at Belem, near a fantastic pastry shop known for its wonderful Nata's- portugese custard tarts, which we sampled with creamy coffees and they were pretty good. Top tip- one is never enough...... The Monastry is beautiful- its cloisters were ...
... the Monastery of the Geronimos, an imposing church where De Gama is entombed. We got in an even longer line from there, thinking we were going into the Museum of the Navy, but when we got to the end, we found out it was some other museum, there were about 5 different ones in the same area!! After 3 tries we found the Navy museum, and it was interesting to see the displays of the caravels, maps of the old world, armaments and sculptures etc.
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... luxury of getting lost and not having anything to do or any place to be. When one does that, amazing discoveries are made. It started raining and we took shelter in a little boutique. While the girls looked around, I was curious about a door in the back, which led outside and onto a stone staircase that spiraled down to an alleyway that had a gorgeous birds eye view of the city and the ocean. The ground was cobblestone and pretty ...