Travel Blogs from Porto
... of wonderful professors and students that I am sure will remain part of my personal and academic life for many years to come.
So about the suit. I brought a jacket and tie thinking it was the professional thing to do. Unfortunately I was in a room with punks and underground music heads. I was severely overdressed most of the time. I hope by some logic I was the only fashion punk in the room.
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Diogo picked us up at 10am and took us to Belem, a suburb of Lisbon on the coast. Had a very interesting morning and because I am a bit behind with my blog will rely mainly on photos. Weather still hot. Had lunch at a little restaurant on the water then went looking for the bakery which has the best Portuguese tarts (in Portugal I guess) After much searching we couldn't find it so guess we ...
... hoping that we would have an early day tomorrow. Welcome to
June 17, 2014 Day 32
Today started really early because
we wanted to ‘squeeze’ our time in Oporto- as Cecilia would call it. We walked
down the road of our apartment and ate at another bakery where we enjoyed ham
and cheese croissants, Nata’s, and Tamar’s favourite- freshly squeezed orange
juice. The great thing about Porto is we really had no idea what ...
Been so many times, but just continues to get better and better every time….no surprise it keeps winning tourism awards.
Take a step back in time and walk the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city. Let’s not forget the food!! Francesinhas, Bifana’s, Sardines, Frango and of course Natas (Portuguese tarts).
... to visit them you must make appointments, which we had not. So we drove onto Porto along the river, which provided stunning views of the river basin.
Porto also sits along the Duoro River, right before it reaches the ocean. It starts on the river and ascends up narrow streets to the city center and Cathedral. Our apartment is very nice, minus the lack of hot water the first morning, and is located 1 block back from the river on a narrow alley with a lively square on one end. ...