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> Porto, Things to see, places to eat advice please
lou82
post Apr 3 2009, 08:00 AM
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Hi y'all,

I'm heading over to Porto in Portugal for 4 days at the end of next month and wondering if anyone's been and can make any suggestions on 'must do' and 'must see' places?

As yet I haven't done any research or booked accomodation as I just booked the cheap flights last night jump.gif

It strikes me as a great place for architecture, good food and good wine so these are primarily my reasons for going. Just a short break for the minute til I decide on another backpacking type trip later in the year dance3.gif

I also love craft markets (wooden things!!) so if anyone has any suggestions there I'll be very appreciative!

Thanks!
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post Apr 3 2009, 08:54 AM
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Oh I heard a podcast once about Portugal and ever since, I've been obsessed with this chocolate drink they have there... it's like sweet, rich, dense, delicious chocolate pudding and you dip churros in it!

Don't leave without tasting it and telling me how it was!


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post Apr 3 2009, 10:39 AM
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Oh yum that sounds delicious! I'll have to have a look at what it's called to try it. Thanks!

Anything to do with chocolate is fantastic!

ps. I'll post a photo on here if I get it.. and try and find a recipe perhaps..


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post Apr 3 2009, 10:40 AM
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I forget what it's called! Somebody here must know...


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post Apr 3 2009, 02:09 PM
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I'm not sure of the name of it, but I've had it in Spain and its definitely an acquired taste. Too much for me and I'm a real chocolate fan!!


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post Apr 3 2009, 02:28 PM
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When I was in Madrid last summer we had it as well. It was simply called "Churros con Chocolate" and let me tell you...it is amazing!

Here is a pic of it:
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And here is a link to a pic of my friend and I eating one smile.gif


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post Apr 3 2009, 02:29 PM
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Yes! That's it! Om nom nom nom nom


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Looks like heaven in a teacup! Wonder if I can get any strange looks from just drinking the lot!!

I'm kidding, thanks for the replies guys. Perhaps I'll have gained a stone by the time I get back - and I'll only be away 4 days! lol


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post Apr 3 2009, 03:10 PM
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Churros aside...did you do a TravelPod search on Porto? Here is a link to one, that came up with some good pictures and blogs...you might be able to get some ideas from them! Good luck!


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Thanks Matt! Yes I've had a look about here for more info..all I know is that I definitely have to go to Cafe Majestic as it seems to be mentioned in every search I do!!

I went to the library to get out a rough guide or lonely planet and guess what.. I got there and realised I'd forgot my library card. D'oh!



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