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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Driving into Porto we couldn't believe anyone would like this place. Very industrial port city and all we saw coming in was smog. We were warned the traffic would be a nightmare so stayed on the freeway as much as possible to get into the main area. of course arrived at 5.30 so timed it well for peak hour and stayed a 20 min walk into The centre. Beautiful tiled buildings, heaps of tourists, it is known as a ...
... a change and I saw some lovely views of the rivers and bridges. The tour ended with a stop at a local bakery where we tried Pasteis De Nata (Portuguese egg tart pastries, but more about that in the Lisbon entry).
The next day (because Porto is surprisingly big) I did the other walking tour offered by the hostel and although the weather changed (back to a very light misty rain) it was still an enjoyable ...
... lunch - a Francesinha. The most glorious sandwich the world has ever known. There are 4 different meats on toasted bread, covered in slightly melting cheese, doused in gravy, surrounded by fries, and with an egg sitting coyly on top. It is served with a boat of extra gravy and a heart attack.
Having each devoured our own Francesinha, Zach and I made our way to the Port Houses on ...
... 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.
July 27-August ...
... bus ride we stopped at McDonalds to use their facilities and were shocked to see how many people (mostly young) were there; nary a seat was available. We were tempted to have our burger fix but resisted because there was a Portuguese sandwich we had seen and wanted to try. We walked back to the riverfront and each couple shared a "francesinha". It is a hot sandwich with ham, beef, cheese, and ...