Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPorto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa
The Congress Hotel was an executive convention hotel . . .pricy but you get what you pay for. . . . and this hotel was Exceptional.
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... if the two wheeled variety. Now that would put an end to high speed police chases but then again, that is not their job and it is not clear that speed limits actually mean anything.
I forgot to mention that the apartment was surrounded by a bar and it was also the first week of swat vac for uni students as well. Just a bit noisy as they had to stand outside to smoke and this happened to be under the bedroom window! Pat was a happy chap. ...
... to the little supermarket to stock up on essentials provided me with my first 2 Portuguese words to remember - "sacko" which is the bag you pack groceries into, and "obrigado" or thank you. One product we discovered were these tiny little bottles of peach nectar. Little more than a shot but so delicious. A quick stroll around the old town with some buildings dating back to the 7th century, then back for some wine before heading out to dinner on the banks of the Douro ...
... and informative and took me to a couple of places I had not yet seen.
... of wine they had! And the story on how the vintage wine is made was amazing! There are only about two crops of grapes every ten years good enough to be considered vintage, and they are closely monitored by a specialist to make sure they are of the highest quality. Not to mention how long they need to mature. Croft had only two bottles that were made in the 1800's that now sell for over €5000! When the wines are three days old, a bit of alcohol is added to them to ...
... on the road with everyone drinking, it's a really lovely social event! - and we had a huge group. It was a more subdued night (though still just as long), and I ended up walking home with a guy from Chicago who was awesome and chatting about our travels and what not.
The next day I caught the train to Lisbon with the two girls from Quebec (who are also staying at my hostel in Madrid).
Until next blog,