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... are covered in tiles. Some buildings have patterned tiles, while others have tiles that look like frescoes and tell a story. One of the more beautiful story tiles can be found in the Sao Bento rail station in central Porto. Here, tiles cover the ceilings nod walls and greet those that enter and leave the station. After walking the hilly, cobblestone covered streets for the better part of the day, we decided to relax, rest our weary feet, and take ...
... special boats called rabelos, make their way from the Douro Valley to Porto, where the port barrels are then stored until perfection! Since the grapes are grown elsewhere, it is very easy to walk from cave to cave to taste port, though we opted to visit just one cave. While Jeff and I enjoy the rare, occasional glass of port, we typically find it too sweet for our tastes. We where surprised, however, to find the chilled white port to be very tasty and ...
... hold and rinse the decanter, how to take the foil off the bottle then the mechanics of pouring the wine in. A pair of huge heated tongs was brought out and the ends were placed over the bottle neck and tightened. After being removed the the neck was tapped and it fell off with the whole cork still in it. The waiter was then shown how to pour the wine into the decanter. He was nervous and spilt a few drops. Who needs a floor show when have got this going on.
... river and the city. We walked over to bridge to get the Taylors port wine tasting room. We have never been port drinkers,but Porto is the birth place of port wine, so we decided to find out more about its production. Taylors was started by an Englishman in 1692. The company produces over 2 million liters of port a year. We were told that this region of Portugal is a prime area for producing port, because of the weather, soil, and the native grapes. We tried ...
I had reserved a bicycle yesterday from a place on the riverfront under the Ponte de luis 1 bridge which cost me 10 E for the day. I start by riding on the pathway that followed the river, going under several bridges all the way out to the mouth at the Atlantic Ocean, along the beaches & into street side cafes where fresh seafood was cooked in street ...