Dom Henrique Hotel
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... that showed the pollution of the city and years of use. The insides revealed ornate carvings painted gold, beautifully painted ceilings, and sparkling stained glass windows. Most of the churches permitted photography, so we were able to capture their beauty! We also were able to light a few candles and pray for our friend back in the U.S. (He knows who he is!) The Portuguese are known for their beautiful, hand painted tiles and many of the facades ...
... also learned that the grapes are grown about an hour inland in the Douro Valley, are all picked by hand (due to steep hillside vineyards inaccessible to machines), and then stomped by foot (which is the best for the grapes). The stomping is done for two hours by a marching process, then allowed to rest for a twenty minute period, and then stomped by dance for another two hours. It is done this way because it is part tradition and partly best for the grapes. ...
... from her study abroad program, but since Shannen had a morning class on Thursday, it was just me and Rachel that left at 6 in the morning (ugh..) for a 9am flight. It was only an hour between Madrid and Porto, but Porto is in a different time zone than Madrid, so when we landed it actually was as if exactly 0 time had passed.
The only non-English speaking countries I had traveled to before Portugal were Spain and Israel, and for both I knew some ...
... packed full of visitors.
The conference took place over four days, which left little time for extracurricular activities. The conference got off to a slow and somewhat disorganized start on the Tuesday some quirks in translation between Portuguese and English (the entire conference was in English despite being in Portugal at a Portuguese speaking university) meant many of us were directed to the wrong campus to register I met up ...
... br> I walked up the hill to the old part of town near where I was staying and climbed the clock tower in an old church - Torre dos cCeriglios which had 240 steps & cost 2 E to climb.
It had great views over the city and river.
Had some dinner & back for Happy Hour and watching the sun set from the hostel rooftop terrace