Holiday Inn Porto Gaia
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... with such grace and fluency that I am completely trapped, I cannot move. And he does not look up, as focused as I am transported by his skill. A little meditation, right there. And then there is the public washhouse. I have seen these in every little village. Here, about 2km outside of Porto, the village life is taking place undisturbed by the big world city right next door. I stop and look into the washhouse, to the great amusement of the women scrubbing and beating their ...
... again be bewildered at the liquor store by the choice between a ruby
and a tawny port. Vintage ports are generally out of my price range, so they’re
not an issue, but I didn’t realize port also comes in white and rose versions
and that all ports other than vintage ones are blends made from different years
ports to maintain a consistent flavor. I was also not aware of just how
different the sherry and port wine ...
... going to have to change to a bus because there was a rock slid near a tunnel. So we were bused around the tunnel and got into another train and continued on our way. WHAM! And the train comes to s stand still for about 20 mins. while a bunch of guys look at the wheels. This is. to good I am thinking. A smooth running train should not have made that noise. Turns out a boulder had come down the ...
... it is
the most famous of the ones in Porto and we tasted a Rose wine. My initial
impression of the wine was that it was extremely sweet… we definitely were not
fans of the rose, however we felt cultured that we were able to taste some. We
then went to the wine cellar of Quevedo, this cellar had a small museum in it
and here we enjoyed trying one of the two reds- Ruby- which is the more sweeter
wine and goes with deserts like chocolate. We also ...
... we are in Porto.
We are staying in a Pousada. They are a special type of lodging that come in four categories: historic, historic design, charm and nature. Historic Pousadas are housed in converted castles, convents or palaces. They are known for excellent service and luxury accommodation. We are in the Pousada Do Porto Freixo Palace, dated from 1742, and declared a National Monument in 1910. It is outstanding, our suite is luxurious and I ...