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Porto is one of those towns you know you're going to love the minute you arrive. I don't think Mum was so sure though on seeing the steep hill the town is perched on with the Duoro River below. We had a beautiful hotel although while trying to be ultra modern it was also ultra dark inside! They must have had a very low power bill! Still it was in the perfect location for exploring the town being about halfway up the hill. Our first afternoon ...
... paintings on the stone pillars are still quite visible and the cloisters are lined with azulijos scenes.
I realise that food has not had a mention in any blog for a while. Those of my readers who know me well will be asking why not? To date most of the food has been similar, tuna salads for lunch (always really fresh, healthy and delicious) or sandwiches, the bread is also varied and delicious, and grilled fish or meat for dinner, mostly served with vegetables, ...
... lost 10-4 to these kids that were probably 7, 10, and 13. After that we went back to Piolho, the restaurant that we got the sandwiches at, to get some waffles. In Spain and Portugal (and maybe everywhere but the US?) gofres are a dessert, not breakfast. They usually come with hot fudge or chocolate sauce like Hershey's on top with whipped cream, and you can add ice cream for a little bit more. After the waffles we went back to the hostel to get some sleep.
... else that she said was fish.
Bacalhau is very salty and not very good. amanda didn't like it either. the other dish that we thought would be fish turned out to be octopus. Amanda liked it a lot better and so did I. we crushed another bottle of wine (when in rome....) and then made it back to the hotel. our feet were sooooo sore.
we went to bed at 10pm. not sure when the last time that happened was!
We arrived in Porto! We were ...
... as are doorways to houses and even the walls in our hostel staircase. Sometimes uniform design, sometimes not. Some have been around for centuries and some look as though they are brand new. We started to notice these tiles everywhere, and this was just the beginning as they are everywhere in the country and I have developed a slight obsession with them.
Portugal has another well known symbol besides just port, and that's the cock of Barcelos, or as we refer to him, ...