HF Ipanema Park
Travel Blogs from Porto
... Supervisor Will and some other professors and students from around the world.
As you might expect from a number of people interested in music culture, the crew was ready to get out and about to see Porto and its night life. Unfortunately Porto really is a sleepy town and we quickly found ourselves pushed out of a bar by about 9 at night. We made our way to dinner at a local restaurant where the Brazil massacre was taking place. It ...
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 ...
... and they speak a curious language like a mix of Russian and Sanskrit , and our spanish, french, German and English are of no help whatsoever.... but its nice to stop and we have several stiff gins and awake the next day with a headache. All good! Now on our fourth day in the fabulous city of Porto where we try and drink the towns supply of tawny, ruby and white port. Beautiful tiled houses and churches and palaces which look like they've been velcro'd to the steep hillsides . ...
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).
... which burnt down in 1832); the strange catacombs under the church; and the extravagant church.
The catacombs - historically, all the Portuguese were buried inside and all over the churches, because in that time in Portugal, public/open air cemeteries didnīt exist. The bodies were left under the wooden floor boards to rot and then transferred to the little niches in the walls in the catacombs under the church. We also saw ...
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