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... to walk home after dark. The walk was a little scary as Porto appears to completely shut down after 9pm, but we both love to go off the reservation so it made for an interesting walk back to the hotel.
Presentation Day – we arrived early and set up for Claire’s presentation. Claire was assigned as Chair of her session, which consisted of three other presenters, and the entire presentation went off without a hitch as Claire managed to ...
... high bridge over the river Douro where Porto in northern Portugal is located. The town is old, founded by the Romans and as usual here, conquered by every other civilization because of its excellent safe port. The town was named Porto by the English as their vessels would collect Port wine from here. It is a living city with heavy industry. Our hotel is not yet ready so its lunch and a town tour with a local guide. ...
... on that museumlike quality.
Not only is Portugal western Europe’s poorest country, from
what I’ve read suburban living is quite in vogue in Portugal, in contrast to some
other countries where city centers are the abode of the beautiful people and
modern high rise suburbs are where the poverty-stricken live. In Porto that
means the beautiful people live a few miles to the west of the city center in
fancy neighborhoods near the Atlantic ...
... each other with padded weapons. It looked really fun, and we all wished we could blend in a little better and line up for our turn with those padded weapons. We satisfied ourselves with wandering the castle ruins instead. It was unclear whether they normally allow visitors up on the ramparts, but the walls were definitely all blocked off with a bunch of adrenaline-filled eight-year-olds running amok in the castle yard. That was a little disappointing, ...
... market in the square. People were selling budgies and canaries and parrots and a hundred other kinds of birds, and the marketplace was filled with their chirps and whistles. The bus tour was very comprehensive and gave us a good introduction to the city - and I managed to stay awake for it, which is a first! Jet lag was definitely catching up to us by the end, however, so we headed back to ...