Hotel Porto Antigo
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... We had another great Airbnb find, our own apartment in the Boavista area, decorated in funky art by the owner Joao, who is a plastic artist, and with glimpse of the ocean from the 4th floor balconies. At first we were a little worried it was a bit far from "town", but it turned out to be a great area with lots of restaurants nearby, and we walked easily into downtown every day.
Porto itself is set at the mouth of the Douro River, leading out to ...
... and a chicken tappas. Lets just say I prefer my yogurt for breakfast, but this is a part of experiencing the culture.
After breakfast, we walked to the river, taking a different path...it's pretty cool to walk down all the winding streets. Each street brings a new sense of Porto. Today's big objective was renting a moped so that we could see even more of the city. The guy at the moped rental was very nice and knowledgable of Porto. ...
... Taylors port had more subtle tastes, & the tour guide was very seductive which gave us a good chuckle here and there. And we also were able to overlook porto via the terrace and garden whilst we were having our wines which was pretty sweet. Then the sun started to come out for the first time so we headed down to the port and just chilled and made the most of the rare sight of sun.
Made our way back to the centre and headed to ...
After a late night rearranging my backpack and gear, got to bed eventually at 2am & woke up at 6am to take the beloved stanstead express. Hopped on the usual 149 bus right outside my house, which arrived right on 6:30 as I was walking out. Got the 7:10 express & arrived at the airport at 8:15. Checked in for my 9:40 flight had some breakfast (thanks again boots for your awesome meal deals) & landed at 11:50 local time in Porto.
Treated myself to some ice ...
Thought we had booked tickets to Porto - not Hogworts! After many comments about the amount of young people looking like they came straight from Harry Potter films, we discovered that it is a university tradition to dress ( quite formally) and in a black cloak. After a quick ( and possibly incorrect) wiki search, we also discovered that the author of the Harry potter books used to live here. Regardless, the port's good. Pete (& ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking