Nova Estrela da Noite
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... are covered in tiles. Some buildings have patterned tiles, while others have tiles that look like frescoes and tell a story. One of the more beautiful story tiles can be found in the Sao Bento rail station in central Porto. Here, tiles cover the ceilings nod walls and greet those that enter and leave the station. After walking the hilly, cobblestone covered streets for the better part of the day, we decided to relax, rest our weary feet, and take ...
The view from our room is amazing! We arrived in port mid morning and what do we see out our window, aside from the beautiful bay of Oporto, but a magnificent new Cruise Terminal, still under construction. I can't wait to see it finished. The fašade is a ribbon of concrete which creates a circular structure covered with local tiles affixed to the surface of the concrete; these white octagonal tiles are not flat but affixed so as to catch the light ...
... surfing it was 'tart time' (props to Tan and Cinda for starting this tradition) and a chance to explore more of Biarritz...like the chocolate museum (we didn't enter in fear Steph would die and go to heaven...that and it was €15 each), and the local parks and more of the beach. It wasn't the warmest evening but we decided we'd be fine to go to an open air movie next to the beach. It was cold in our 2 jumpers but we had a bottle of wine to shield us as we watched ...
... hoping that we would have an early day tomorrow. Welcome to
June 17, 2014 Day 32
Today started really early because
we wanted to ‘squeeze’ our time in Oporto- as Cecilia would call it. We walked
down the road of our apartment and ate at another bakery where we enjoyed ham
and cheese croissants, Nata’s, and Tamar’s favourite- freshly squeezed orange
juice. The great thing about Porto is we really had no idea what ...
... that we are almost at the end of our one year loop around Europe! Five more sleeps and we catch the slow boat to England, a 25 hour crossing across the Bay of Biscay from Gijon, on the north coast of Spain to Poole in Dorset, arriving just 3 days before our MOT runs out and knocks the insurance out of play! It's been a helluva ride!
Porto, second largest city to Lisbon, sits on the river Duoro and has all the hallmarks of ...