Hotel D. Luis
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- Continental Breakfast
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
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We started the drive south from Porto but before we could get to far we went past some sort of stadium that was set up on the beach. We decided to stop for lunch and check it out, turned out to be the FIFA beach soccer World Cup. Somehow we managed to get ourselves free tickets and spent the next hour watching Spain vs Iran in quite an entertaining game. So awesome to stumble across such a big event. We drove further south and stayed in a beach from ...
... free" day so we surfaced late before setting off to walk around the old town. Portugal (and Spain for that matter) doesn't start to move until about 10 o' clock and sure enough from 10 onwards the shutters on the shop windows began to go up and the city showed signs of waking up.
We had a good look at the cork products and Sue bought a handbag and some gifts. So it was a laid back morning and early afternoon. We felt we should really do ...
... on how "Den-eeesh is delish." We also joked that we wouldn't be surprised if Dennis tracked her down and started to serenade her.
We walked back to our hotel, which was across the river. It was quite late and the old city was deserted, which made the walk that much more memorable. It was pitch black as we made the final part of the walk, alongside the grove in which Ines was reportedly murdered, and the adults had fun trying to spook the girls. ...
... there, in places that really detracts from the old buildings and proud history that this place has to offer.
The old part of the town is high up on a hill and it was a climb to get there. We passed lots of interesting shops selling cork products and we'll have a closer look at them tomorrow. At the top of the hill is the university and a great view over the city.The university was first built in the 12th century and, I think I'm right, is the 3rd oldest ...
... students walk around wearing their student robe - Hogwarts to Potter. On the inside of the robes students sew emblems representing fraternities, degrees and special moments during the college years. The robes are kept for life. In one tradition the robes are placed down the aisle when a member of the university marries. It is easy to see the similarities between the ancient university robes and the ones worn in Harry ...