HF Ipanema Park
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... around the square near our hotel and checked out São Bento Station with its beautiful blue and white tile artworks. We found a lovely cafe by the hotel where we had fresh salad wraps and sandwiches, very much needed after all the pizza and pasta of Italy. Our first full day in Porto we walked down the steep hill to the waterfront and the Ribeira District. Narrow alleys and brightly coloured houses made for a beautiful view ...
... a city. The 4 hours we spent walking gave us a really good feel for Porto. The attractions are not as spread out as in Lisbon, there are more trendy shops, it feels more touristy and perhaps lively. One shopkeeper claimed it is a more friendly city. We don't necessarily agree.
Of course we choose the tour that had a late afternoon stop for the daily ration of custard tarts.
Memorable attractions included the side by side, lavishly decorated Rococo style ...
... long dresses and plenty of layers. So Mr. Frenchy decided too make a sandwich based loosely on the French ' Croque Monsieur ' however he made it a triple decker, filled it with meat and had a spicy sauce added too. (Portuguese aren't hot on spices!) The idea was the spice would encourage the woman too strip off, and then the salty meat would mean they needed some beer and get drunk! We decided too share one and by god, the best bacon sarnie/club sanga ever!! But I didn't start ...
We then rode the moped down the interstate and into Porto. we got lost on the moped and were just trying to find the city center. Lots of cobblestones and potholes resulted in sore butts and Amanda's cramped thighs. We finally drove past a huge square with a big government building and what we found out to be the train station next to it. This area was beautiful but had a huge number of tourist shops and cafes. The train ...
... on them. Then further up again there were pools that had been built into the rock on top of the beach which looked amazing. As we continued to walk along the beach we eventually came up to a massive apartment complex, where Nuno's friend Maria that we had met the night before met us out the front and let us in. She led us through the massive yard, past tennis courts and massive rock and water features and we came up to where she had been sitting ...