Quality Inn Portus Cale
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Today I have checking out the local area of the hostel. This is the art area and even though the street doesn't look that great looking down it there are some nice restaurants and art galleries.
I located the bus station for tomorrow for my trip to the goats. ...
One thing I forgot to mention in the last blog posting...the Pastel da Nata or just Nata as they are refered to. I met a young woman from South Korea who came to Portugal just to eat Natas! She was in Porto for 2 days and Lisbon for 3 days and then back to S. Korea. She said she would have about 6 a day! They are small, about 2.5" ...
... right on the Rio Douro (Río Duero- this river also runs through the western part of Spain) and has ports for boats, and also happens to be known for their port wines. So there's a lot of boats and a lot of wineries! After checking out the St. Francis of Assisi church/museum and a tower where you can walk up to the top and see tremendous views of Porto, we headed down closer to the river to get lunch before embarking on a boat cruise of Porto. Our tickets on ...
Early start this morning to catch the train to Portugal. Couldn't actually believe the train was the right one! It was an old yellow wreck of a thing. Nothing like the very nice Spanish trains. Three bloody steps up to actually get on, Didn't factor in the time distance initially so was a bit disappointed to learn that I would be on this old airless rattletrap for about four hours as it meandered its way down to Porto. Fascinating scenery. Very winding route. Felt just a tad ...
... did not start getting busy again until 7 or later. Anyone there before this is either drinking coffee, wine or a TOURISt. People eat dinner at 9 or later. The ones eating before this are TOURISTS. The shops don't open until around 10 am and the city doesn't "wake up" until noon. We are told that there is a festival around the end of June where people start at the river at night, hit each other on the head with hollow plastic hammers ...