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We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
... many neighborhoods that
ring the city center contain the residences of students, the working-class, and
under current conditions the unemployed.
I’m somewhat over describing every gorgeous church I’ve seen
in Spain and Portugal, but Porto has an incredible concentration of them, most
built in Baroque or Manueline style. I’ll try to explain Manueline once I
understand it better after having visited a number of top examples of it
further on ...
... and either vegetables or salad. We usually have one lots of carbs, not both potato and rice which is served with most meals in restaurants! It is just like home cooking, simple and not complicated. In Porto we did have one outstanding meal at Vinhas D'Alho in one of the charming old buildings on the river bank. I am pretty sure it was the place that I had dinner with Chris, Sarah and the kids 3 years ago. The food was delicious, less rustic, and more sophisticated. We had our ...
... and past elaborate churches encased in lovely azulejo tiles. São Bento railway station is a sight to see with walls almost entirely covered with azulejos depicting the history of Portugal and local traditions.
We continue our steep descent to the Palacio da Bolsa, the stock exchange. It’s no longer a stock exchange, but it shows the wealth of Portugal during the ...
... All of which was in Portugese, as she only spoke the odd word of English. Fortunately being reasonably versed in Spanish (which is actually quite similar!), between the two of us, we we are to interpret her ramblings into useful bits and the rest - well what we didn't understand we didn't need to really lol!
The weather in Porto had improved on our arrival, as apparently the day before it had mostly rained. So we ...