Holiday Inn Porto Gaia
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... cruise on the Douro River. The Douro has seven bridges that span the river and connect Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. Each bridge is unique, some are for cars, some for trains and most also provide pedestrian access. Seeing both towns, Porto and Gaia, from the river brought a unique perspective. From the river, we saw many locals fishing, swimming, and relaxing along the river, things we kissed from land. It was a nice and relaxing way to spend an hour! ...
... tasting rooms not at their
wineries near where the grapes are grown but at a specific area on the
waterfront in San Francisco.
I continued on to Vasconcellos for a few more tastes, and
then on to Quevedo for a few more. I should point out that all the port houses
charge for their tasting, but “tastes” of their ports are 2 Euros each or 3 tastes
for 5 Euros and are full servings that you might get if you ordered ...
In the larger towns of the Alentejo, we saw some of the most amazing, strange and beautiful structures, equal to anything we've seen in other countries.In Evora, people have constructed narrow homes in the arches of the roman aqueduct. Most ingenious. There is the fascinating Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) which was built in the 16th century by a Franciscan monk who wished to remind us fairly directly and theatrically about our mortality. The warning at the ...
... thought we were there - another corner.....but it was fun watching the fishing boats on the River, the fishermen on the boardwalk, the walkers, bikers and kids in strollers. The fishing boats are quite colourful. They are long and narrow with pointed bows and tiny motors at the stern. They are work horses.
We saw a fig tree growing out of the water laden with figs ready to be picked. It was hugging the concrete of the boardwalk wall that is warmed in the sun. ...
Today would be the moment of truth day in many respects. After walking back to the hotel rather disappointed about Porto's lack of the "vibe", we would today establish whether yesterday's first impressions were indeed accurate. The weather today was not quite as good as it has been, although no rain is forecasted, a cloudier top of 25 was expected and delivered.
I woke at approximately 9:30 and lay in bed for a long while listening to ...