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... boat with scouts in it there was shouting and weaving ;-) yes I know, childish ;-)
I will stay here 3 nights, so I have two full days to look around, and if the weather stays that good I will take my sketchbook with me!
And if the weather turns to bad, I already spotted the local "Forum" shopping centre, kind of a Maasmechelen village type, but smaller, and in the center of the city!
... but at the speed Johan was driving is past in a blur. I suggested that we stop and ask, but the men were adamant that they were not lost, and you only ask if you are lost. Needless to say, after seeing most of Porto, from different directions we finally found a street on the map, and Ben could navigate us to the rental car facility. I would have been OK to ask directions, but then I am a woman, and I have no pride, what can I say.
For once the hotel was a ...
... The fish, rice and patata fritas/ fries, reminded me of the fish and chips we ate at Roma cafe in South Africa. The fish was perfectly fried and not even ouma Lettie could complain about it. With drinks (a jug wine) and bread this bill came to 13.50, another great deal.
The afternoon was spend driving through the mountains in central Portugal and it did not take too long before the motion sickness set in. I will spare you the details.
Without a place to ...
... noon we took to the streets.
We spend the early afternoon in the old town, just slowly strolling through little alleys and stores. The one downside about traveling with carry-on only is that you are very limited in your ability to shop, which is a real bummer for us woman, but it made the men smile.
The first church we visited today was the Santa Cruz Cathedral. There were about 6 people sitting inside the church, quietly praying and busy with ...
... could not let it go to waste. We never ordered dinner, but we received a massive plate pork, a green salad and fresh oranges. We thought there was no way we could finish it, but before we knew it the plate was empty and the waiter brought some more, without us asking for more. The light salad and oranges perfectly balanced the pork. The skin was paper thin and there was minimum fat. This was served with a pepper sauce. It was great, and to date the ...