Ibis Porto Sao Joao
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... the Camino solo 2 years ago and met my fiancé and now we are walking the Camino together. It is a completely different experience going solo vs. with your companion. Then they said that is what marriage is like and all about. I've had many realizations about myself and Alfonso and how we are as a couple. I realize that I am able to make the journey on my own and go through life on my own, but ...
The view from our room is amazing! We arrived in port mid morning and what do we see out our window, aside from the beautiful bay of Oporto, but a magnificent new Cruise Terminal, still under construction. I can't wait to see it finished. The fašade is a ribbon of concrete which creates a circular structure covered with local tiles affixed to the surface of the concrete; these white octagonal tiles are not flat but affixed so as to catch the light ...
... and the fact that it lies next to Spain is about the only thing they have in common. They don't eat tapas, restaurants open before 10pm, they don't close for siesta, the language is vastly different (thick and difficult to pickup) and most importantly it is home to both Port and Portuguese tarts: they are addictively yum!!! Arriving in Porto, the major city of Northern Portugal, the visual difference in the people along with the economy was vast. It was a bit ...
... the trip.
There was no group meal planned for the evening so we used it as an opportunity to venture in Porto in search of an authentic Portuguese restaurant that served a special recipe that Ron remembers his mother making. It was made of pork, potatoes, clams and coriander. The addition of clams were a surprise. After searching the guide books, asking the local guides, and making a few phone calls we found a restaurant on the river ...
... France; the British retaliated by slapping up the import duty on French wines making them unaffordable and forcing British wine merchants to go and look somewhere else for other wines. That somewhere else turned out to be here, the Duoro river area where wine had been brewed for about 2000 years...remember the Romans loved their wine!
Because the Brits did not want to purchase a hundred barrels of wine and ship it back ...