AC Hotel Porto by Marriott
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We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
... did not stick around for too long. We ventured along the tram lines towards the large tower in the centre of Porto's old sector. First of all we were own the street inside of the Livaria Lello which is said to be the most famous book store in the world.
It was beautiful, the staircase between the two floors is what/where JK Rowling was inspired for the stairs of Hogwarts in her Happy Potter books in which she wrote in Porto apparently. The ...
Porto, the home of port wine is located on Rio Douro. It is a 30-40 minute drive from Leixoes where we docked. We organised a transfer to Porto with Holland America only to later find out from some other cruisers that they caught a cab for 16EUR!! Due to a weather depression the time at this destination was shortened by a couple of hours as Captain Tim wanted to leave early to avoid the worst of the weather. We had had a two metre swell the previous night and he was predicting a ...
... conditions for perfect port making come together at once. I knowwwwww! Fun fact 2. Port first became popular in the 1700s when Englishmen were passing through Portugal. During the long journey, the wine would often spoilt and so they decided to mix it with types of brandy and voila. A whole new taste and year of shelf life on the product was gained.
Take laundry photos. Katie Macgregor, you would love ...
... s best known establishments. I managed to convince him to share one at the first place, but we had one each at the second place. The francesinha is a sandwich piled with cheese, sausage, egg and other assorted meats and doused in a tomato based sauce often compiling up to 20 ingredients, traditionally served with chips and a fino (beer). Capa Negra II won the challenge (Café Santiago came in a close second) – the sauce at Capa Negra was the winning factor! The ...