Ibis Porto Sao Joao
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Our first stop was to our Airbnb, our apartment for the weekend, to meet with the woman renting us the place (for only 12 euros a night might I add!). We were greeted with Port wine (which I feel pretty dumb for never making the connection before getting there that Porto was the birthplace of Port wine) and were told all the best places to go for food, wine, music, attractions, etc.
Rachel and I then did some exploring of our own and made ...
... maybe it's October, but we associate Portugal with these heave showers....and then they move on. After that we drove to a church - Bom Jesus - which is high on a hilltop with many sets of steps and chapels leading up to it where penitents would come and pray at each chapel as they climbed up all the stairs. All granite - this area is made of granite. Still raining here too, but bright where we looked at the view! Finally we drove on to a picturesque and charming town, ...
... booked one night so will be looking for alternative. We dropped our stuff off and made our way to a stop for the Yellow Bus tour.
It was 4:30 pm and we hadn't eaten anything since breakfast. So on the fly, we picked up sandwich to go and got on the 2-hour orange loop (historical tour) on the Yellow Bus. It gave us a good overview of the city and ideas of places to visit for closer looks during our stay.
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... went to a different bar called O Mais Velho (The Oldest) that is known in Porto for unique shots. The most popular shot has a Russian name that I can't remember, and it only cost €1.60 ($2.16). The bartender filled the double shot glass almost full with vodka, set a lemon on top, added a spoonful of sugar, then poured absinthe through the lemon to top off the glass, set the lemon on fire and sprinkled cinnamon on top to make it spark. It was fun to just sit there and watch ...
... Not the type of wine we had thought it was going to be--it was actually disgusting!
Our journey continued with getting lost and walking up and down and all around winding cobblestone roads that took us thru the true neighborhoods of Porto. It was a great experience to see the houses and the way of life of those who live in Porto. We passed thru good areas and rougher areas where the houses were vacant and runner down. For being lost, Ben's great sense ...