Melia Ria Hotel
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... available we have to go out for lunch and dinner, despite our protests that we do not need 2 meals. A snack round the corner, or takeaway food is not a concept! We say light please, but it always turns out to be a real meal- however the warmth and care is lovely, and because of our touring schedule, we so far end up eating lunch round 3 pm, and dinner round 9 pm, or later last night, and have to say that we are loving every minute of it all! So back to Thursday afternoon, ...
... working on it as I type - may be finished in a week or 2.... And now we are staying with them as well!!! Yesterday, soon after greeting Melissa and Xavier, Miguel swept us off on an afternoon of sightseeing. Will fill in details of the amazing afternoon later, about to go off on today's tour up the Douro valley!! And will add photos later ...
... paintings and videos, we are rewarded with an excellent buffet lunch, with delicious bacalhão and veal dishes, at the museum cafeteria.
The park is magnificent, though we feel the financial troubles have reached here as it looks a lot less well cared for than photos on the promotional material. We "borrowed" some of these shots from posters along the grand boulevard.
The mansion, built in 1932, is pure Art Deco. The ...
... across the water. I thought it was amazing until I went on my first Port wine tour because the first thing I learnt was that I don't like Port. That's saying it nicely, I hate Port. I hate it for two reasons. I hate sweet beverages and I've never liked brandy...Port is very sweet because they stop the fermentation of the wine after only three days and then they add brandy to the red ports. After my first sip I probably looked like ...
... her 2 years ago in Bolivia) another Erasmus student who joined me in Southampton in January and just happened to also befriend AJ.
All this leads to a much needed 17 day break in Portugal with two of my best friends, full of sun, beaches, laughter and travelling across Portugal.
Today I spent in AJ´s hometown of Aveiro, which has been described as "the Venice of Portugal" and it lives up ...