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... tough questions very professionally. I thought Claire did an amazing job and am soo proud of her for all the effort she poured into making it this far in her PhD endeavour. After her presentation we decided to take her supervisor out to Sandeman (the best Port in the world) for drinks and wine sampling late into the evening. Claire’s supervisor told tales of his travels and house in the Swiss Alps, and offered us a standing invitation to come ski there which we hope to ...
... cathedrals are everywhere. It is hilly town sloping down to the river way below. The first visit is to the railway station. The interior is magnificently tiled in blue depicting various historical battles and events. St. Francis's church is a 11th C dour, dark stone building. It is now a church museum and the inside is filled with gold baroque scenes. Apparently 600 tonnes of gold from the colony of Brazil was used inside this ...
... 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 the area was surprisingly one of our favourites thus far. Walking back through the city at night after our lovely Portuguese veal and codfish meals we were treated to a beautiful light show- the city becomes itself at night with all of the old buildings and bridges lit up spectacularly. The port caves had neon lights, the church and train station glowed and people walked around happy holding hands. Somehow old and new had come together and Porto now sparkled in our ...
... 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 ...