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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 :(
... soon as lunch was over it was time. Time to meet up with our Brazilian mates. Some months ago we had planned to meet up with Pommy and Cla. It was great to see the bloke after a few years of just chatting on Facebook messenger. We said our hellos and greetings and set off for their tour of the city. We pretty much took them around the same walking tour that we had just had. To my amazement we retained a lot and were able to pass the knowledge on. We ended our tour though ...
Driving into Porto we couldn't believe anyone would like this place. Very industrial port city and all we saw coming in was smog. We were warned the traffic would be a nightmare so stayed on the freeway as much as possible to get into the main area. of course arrived at 5.30 so timed it well for peak hour and stayed a 20 min walk into The centre. Beautiful tiled buildings, heaps of tourists, it is known as a ...
... students who study at university in Porto have to wear long black dress robes, which looked exactly like the ones in Harry Potter! The more decorated the robe means the more school you have been through, and these kids wear their robes all the time not just in class.
2.) Salazar Slytherin- The first name for the worst house at Hogwarts was not chosen at random. António de Oliveira Salazar used to be a dictator in Portugal from 1932 to 1968.
Hello from Porto!
I am typing this on my last day in the city after a busy few days at Keep it Simple Make it Fast, a conference created to bring together scholars who study various underground cultures and DIY movements. I traveled to Porto to represent McGill along with my supervisor Will and two of my colleagues, Francois and Jonathan.
After a long layover in Frankfurt I hopped on a Lufthansa plane to Porto. What the ...