Holiday Inn Porto Gaia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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Portoooo! A wonderful surprise stop on our Euro adventure. Though Porto was not in the original travel plans, it was significantly cheaper to fly out of Porto than Lisbon. Oh man, I am so grateful this stop happened! The friendliness, beauty, history, charm, food, river, architecture....ETC. was like a dream in Porto. Though Lisbon was fun and lively, I think I preferred Porto overall. I wish I could have spent a lot more time there.
... which was recommended by another hosteler. I normally like a long espresso, but in Portugal, they like their coffee with a lot of sugar and a lot of milk. I tried that too and it was yum. The cafe also made great, cheap croissant sandwiches and we went their a few times.
The Portuguese know how to make delicious deserts. Some of the best in the world. We had several Pastel de Nata, which is a kind of mini custard cake that is browned on top. Dee-lish. We also went to ...
... we had to
crawl downhill round hairpin bends with mirrors and parked cars and trashcans.
The port winery tour was excellent. The grapes are planted
in horizontal rows in sandy soil on ultra-steep hills and hand-harvested by
women. The ruby port is stored in HUGE barrels. After disuse are sold to
Scotland’s whisky-makers! We tasted a white and a red port. Port grapes have a
... but it was well worth it!!! Today we munched on succulent black figs, fresh cheese, dried salty prosciutto and spent the day by the gorgeous infinity pool and in the lap of luxury. We crisped in the sun while we read the same book on our kobos (although Dave isn't aware of it - me reading the same book as him --despite that he selected it --is my way of beginning a book club which I'm sure he'd be over the top to know he is substituting for a yenta-like girlfriend and ...
... upkeep/maintenance, whereas in Porto you can clearly see the effects of the recession in its multitude of abandoned or falling-apart tile buildings that clearly used to be beautiful.
That being said, I would still visit Porto again if given the chance. In some areas, the old buildings give the city a romantic feel.. it's situated along a river instead of the ocean, and the ...