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... the sightseeing activities! Shopping in Portugal is great. It is not as crowded and there are beautiful designs of rings and necklaces that are not available in Singapore. And without the ridiculous Tiffany's prices. More port tasting! We wrapped out Porto at Sandeman. I can say I can tell one port house from another in terms of taste. But I do know they were all intoxicatingly delicious. Bought more bottles of port, as much as we could bear ...
And so it begins. Went for a jog to get get to know our town a little better. It was not an easy jog. But the part across the bridge to Porto side and back to Gaia side was so scenic I did it twice. Our days here now is eating, port tasting, eating, port tasting. And this is how it goes in ...
... we had brought for the picnic but hadn't drunk at the beach. I'm not kidding about the expense either. 3€ for a bottle of wine was considered on the hefty side seeing as you could get good bottles for as little as €0.99 but we wanted the bottle from Duoro valley where they grow the Port grapes. And it was grand.
The other park inhabitants were some semi-homeless guys drinking wine on a bench and discussing something in Portuguese, which means they were ...
we took the trek and followed through with the tour. Although it wasn’t as
grand as the Palace in Madrid it was still interesting to see the differences
and I loved the rooms that were created by the same architect as the La Hambra
in Granada. After the tour we definitely needed to eat. We made our way down to
the river side again and sat down by the river. Belgium was playing in the
world cup so we cheered along side some other fans and me and ...
... castle was still cool (and free!).
After sitting on the edge of one of the square's fountains and eating some gelato, we continued our exploration of the city, ending up at the gondola station at the base of Penha Mountain. We took a ride up to the top, where we were rewarded with stellar views and--even better--an awesome mossy, fern-filled boulder park, with narrow passageways between boulders and even a church carved into the rock. We enjoyed ...