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... for Lisbon in the morning, so we decided to eat an early dinner and head back to our hotel to pack and relax! Porto has been a great introduction to Portugal: welcoming, charming, and calmer than busy London. For a future trip, we would head inland to the Douro Valley as we have heard it is breathtaking. We have also learned that we need to know the Portuguese name and address of tourist sights before entering a taxi, as there is a slight language ...
... she surface giving the structure a shimmering glow. LOVE IT!!!! Google it…you won’t be disappointed, particularly those of you interested in Architecture.
The city of Oporto is just beautiful. We waited for the free shuttle to the city center, about 7 miles away. We were the last two to get on after waiting a good long time. We brought our room umbrella so as not to make the same mistake as yesterday. In bringing the umbrella we all ...
... an American surfing movie dubbed in French (no subtitles). It was particularly strange to hear Gerard Butler's French voice! The movie was pretty easy to follow and helped our French skills (I think)...we felt quite cultured (chockas full of culture) watching our first French movie. Of course We continued our cultural eating with a little picnic on the grass and a sneaky bottle of wine (lucky I packed the pocket knife). We caught the tiny bus back home (you should ...
expectations, and no clue what the main attractions were. We kind of just
started wandering and ended up at the famous bridge ponte luis I- we climbed across
the bridge and although it was so windy I thought we were going to blow over,
the view were amazing and it gave us a good perspective and layout of the city.
We then made our way to the water and walked along the Riberia area in the day
time- it was even more spectacular in the day and the ...
... up or down a hill. Porto is built on the side of a slope with the Rio Duoro running at the bottom. This makes for a very beautiful city, but a lot of stairs and steep incline walking. The place we were staying was on the south side of the river, technically in a place called Gaia, but still considered the Porto metropolis area. Everytime we walked into the old town of Porto, we crossed the two-tiered metal arch bridge called Ponte de D. Luis. Spectacular views from this ...