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... around the square near our hotel and checked out São Bento Station with its beautiful blue and white tile artworks. We found a lovely cafe by the hotel where we had fresh salad wraps and sandwiches, very much needed after all the pizza and pasta of Italy. Our first full day in Porto we walked down the steep hill to the waterfront and the Ribeira District. Narrow alleys and brightly coloured houses made for a beautiful view ...
... up. We were work horses today and it was worth every ache, we saw so much. I want to be strong like some of the elderly we saw walking today, a lot older than us but walking with their canes, one step at a time and slowly, but out enjoying their daily routine. Tony heads for the pool and a massage, I head for a hot bath.
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... we weren’t allowed to take photos. One of the highlights was the intricately carved granite columns and walls lining parts of the building as granite is a very difficult stone to work with. It matched or exceeded some of the best plaster work we’ve seen. The intricate, patterned wood floors – which were made using scrap wood from the rest of the construction - was spectacular. One wood table, with such detailed wood inlays it looks like it was ...
And now it's time to see the city and the river from above... We took the funicular up the hill. Actually this is the new funicular built in 2004 since the old one had a big accident in the past. Good that I read that info after I got out of that :)
Passing from Ponte Luis towards Gaia was a great experience! You are so up and you see the city from a bird's eye view ! The view was ...
... Prague where he
declared the city "over." The Czech Republic is on the Ryan Air route
and has been flooded by European tourist. Porto is still an untamed
entity waiting to be spoiled. Book your tickets now.
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