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... very picturesque. We hit this massive staircase that reminds me of the Kalistrata on Symi island, where the steps go on forever and ever. We get down to the bottom and are greeted with a lovely view of the river and the massive towering bridges. This town is set high up and once you get down to the river it's all cliff faces filled with buildings, etc. It was gorgeous. We start walking down the riverside with no plan set in stone, walk along the marina, ...
... even more. Hanging flower baskets, brightly coloured doors, cobble stoned roads and tiled buildings are just a few of the things that make Porto so beautiful.
We were pleased when we realised that our hostel was a short walk from the station and that we could explore the whole of Porto on foot. The hostel had a fab kitchen and top of the line bunk beds. They even had curtains around each ...
... in apartments in porto and thus landlords didn't even have enough to maintain let alone improve buildings. There was also no economic criteria for the tenant so they could be earning well but have very low rents. Thus hundreds of years of grime remained and the wear and tear bound to happen over a prolonged period of time was taking its toll.
Banks often had lovely buildings - surprise!, yet they may have been next to one ready for demolition. ...
... booked one night so will be looking for alternative. We dropped our stuff off and made our way to a stop for the Yellow Bus tour.
It was 4:30 pm and we hadn't eaten anything since breakfast. So on the fly, we picked up sandwich to go and got on the 2-hour orange loop (historical tour) on the Yellow Bus. It gave us a good overview of the city and ideas of places to visit for closer looks during our stay.
July 27-August ...
... as there was none coming at that precise moment we decide to walk to the next bus stop and the next and the next, after a while we were that close to town it was no benefit to catching the bus, the walk was good for us in any case. First stop the visitors center to buy our ever reliable transport tickets, which as we found out is the cheapest option to get around.
Next stop is the S.Bento railway station where there ...