Ibis Porto Sao Joao
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
What a lovely day today ended up being.
We woke up relatively early and visited cleaned the room ready to go. We then headed back to the Plaza Major for a bit of walk around in the daylight to see what the place was like. It made me so glad that we had visited it the night before as it was far better at night. The morning in Salamanca before 9am was very quiet and nobody was around so the vibe was not quite as good. However it was great to be able to walk around the ...
... glory was initiated by a famous architect 2000-2003 and the Palace and former factory reopened in 2009 as the largest Pousada in Portugal. (Pousadas are a chain of high end hotels which were former important historic buildings that are owned by the Portuguese government).
An afternoon of rest by the river and the pool with dinner reservations at 8:30 PM. We were seated at a fabulous table with open windows overlooking the Duro River. And what spectacular food and service.
... and a chicken tappas. Lets just say I prefer my yogurt for breakfast, but this is a part of experiencing the culture.
After breakfast, we walked to the river, taking a different path...it's pretty cool to walk down all the winding streets. Each street brings a new sense of Porto. Today's big objective was renting a moped so that we could see even more of the city. The guy at the moped rental was very nice and knowledgable of Porto. ...
... Lisbon's and Porto's cathedrals are entirely missable.
Fortunately, Porto's other major church, Igreja de Sao Francisco, is a marvel. Its gilded baroque interior was absolutely dazzling, though the visible piles of bones in its crypt were a tad creepy. Our next stop was the Torre dos Clerigos, a baroque bell tower that has become the symbol of the city. We climbed the 240 steps to the top and enjoyed the sweeping views, then descended for ...