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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 ...
... of the sweetness normally associated with port wine. Our guide also informed us that white port is commonly mixed with chilled tonic water for cocktail that is similar in taste to a gin and tonic. We also noticed many of the restaurants in town offered cocktail menus based on port as the main ingredient and we were told that the ones with the white port are refreshing in taste as opposed to sweet. After our visit at Taylor's, we headed down toward the river ...
... lunch - a Francesinha. The most glorious sandwich the world has ever known. There are 4 different meats on toasted bread, covered in slightly melting cheese, doused in gravy, surrounded by fries, and with an egg sitting coyly on top. It is served with a boat of extra gravy and a heart attack.
Having each devoured our own Francesinha, Zach and I made our way to the Port Houses on ...
Our first stop was to our Airbnb, our apartment for the weekend, to meet with the woman renting us the place (for only 12 euros a night might I add!). We were greeted with Port wine (which I feel pretty dumb for never making the connection before getting there that Porto was the birthplace of Port wine) and were told all the best places to go for food, wine, music, attractions, etc.
Rachel and I then did some exploring of our own and made ...
... I encountered the famous Porto Francesinha sandwich for the first time. It is best described as a British fried breakfast covered in cheese and smothered in gravy. It is very rich and very filling. My favorite part of the experience was seeing that on the English menu you could only order the sandwich with fries while the Portuguese menu offered many options including many varieties of meat and the option to go without those extra ...