Estalagem Santa Catarina
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... a half of listening to the GPS's supercilious voice, we arrived at our accommodation in Porto. To put it simply, the "ExtendALL Apartments" are located in a backstreet dump, the equivalent of staying in a hotel in Collingwood, not quite in the city and possessing some of that "still as is" feel about it. After I clumsily tripped over the step at the hotel door, we were given the grand tour by Bruno, an architect who bought what was a tired and ...
... grapes which have rotted in a controlled way. The white port is a poor thing drunk by girls and weak fellows. Red port is in the form of "ruby" young fruity and fresh. Late bottled is a bit more complex and although not quite as fruity, it is bottled after say 6 yrs and may contain older grapes. Basically it is stuff they left a bit long and in spite of the oversight it seems a bit richer and more mellow. The Tawny is a blend of much older wines. It smells ...
... the other hand is brilliant, filled with more wonders than a pomegranate is of pips. With trepidation we approached a large group of noisy youths dressed in black, who had corralled a smaller group of about 100 youngsters and were intimidating them. It turned out to be university students inducting the freshmen in an ancient ceremony. Any ways up, so far we have only seen it's squares, streets and bridges by night but tomorrow we shall start to get a flavour of the ...
... to walkers), Mark's shoes had a flat tire and we had to retreat to a roadside cafe for a rest and some delicious pastry. Patti must have been in 100 different stores and had some success so didn't mind when I suggested a siesta. Weather is perfect again (27C). Another "A" day for our European ...
... had seen the Taj Mahal! We didn't have the heart (or the nerve) to tell her that although magnificent, its a tomb and not a palace, with nothing but tiles and pigeons overlooking the coffin inside. Palace Pena, was built in 1838, previously a monastery that was struck by lightening, caught on fire, abandoned, before it became the home to King Ferdinand And Queen Maria II and some of the rooms have been kept intact inside as they once used them.It sits a top a hill overlooking ...
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