Dom Henrique Hotel
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Porto is underrated. The Porto/San Sebastian leg of our trip has turned into a real balls up (or if you are prospective employer or my grandparents, a logistical disaster). As a result of a few minor changes we only ended up with 24 hours in porto, a significant reduction from the original 3 nights/days that got amended to 2 nights/2.5 days. It all …
... which means you pay 20 euros upfront, giving you four free days on most of Portugal's brilliant toll roads. Dad obligingly payed the required fee, which was good in our case as our car was "class 2", meaning we would've spent more than 20 euros anyway! Dad spent 20 minutes chatting with the multilingual cop, before we got in the car and continued driving to Porto.
The stop for drinks took a lot longer than expected, however after another ...
... is widely spoken. Sara recommended us to visit the Ramos Pinto port house and we obediently did so to learn more oenology. We put this knowledge immediately to use in many other houses. We are now confident of being able to know the differences when given a selection of port wines poured into glasses and set before us. It may not be a key skill that we have honed here as we may never be made to put this ******** knowledge to the test. Still, no learning is wasted! ...
... the other hand is brilliant, filled with more wonders than a pomegranate is of pips. With trepidation we approached a large group of noisy youths dressed in black, who had corralled a smaller group of about 100 youngsters and were intimidating them. It turned out to be university students inducting the freshmen in an ancient ceremony. Any ways up, so far we have only seen it's squares, streets and bridges by night but tomorrow we shall start to get a flavour of the ...
... to walkers), Mark's shoes had a flat tire and we had to retreat to a roadside cafe for a rest and some delicious pastry. Patti must have been in 100 different stores and had some success so didn't mind when I suggested a siesta. Weather is perfect again (27C). Another "A" day for our European ...
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