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... see the Stock Market palace - a monument to commerce and trade relations. It was built on the site of a burned-down monastery with funding from the Queen and commercial sector. The tour takes you though eight rooms each one more lavish than the other. Intended to impress, the crafted floors are inlaid with Brazilian and African woods, complex patterns and extraordinary detail. One of the rooms looks like it is made entirely of wood, but it is actually painted plaster ...
... by as we lay there and slept, occasionally waking to have a look at the stunning colourful city of Porto.
At about 3pm, we decided we should probably get moving as we had a few more things we wanted to see and do. Firstly we wanted to take the gondola from the top of the hill by the bridge to the bottom to get some amazing views and we didn't feel like walking. So we paid for children tickets and headed down as they were half the price. The view was incredible, I ...
... I’ve still only ticked off 3 countries but there’s still plenty of time to go. I’m still loving every minute of it. I’m getting quite used to being a lone traveller. You have to cast off all the British reserved-ness and get stuck in, and also you have to turn your self-conscious switch off completely. When you do that, have a go at the language, wander into a bar and try to open up a conversation with the locals it’s all an adventure. ...
... do up sell by giving you bread and cod fish cakes thinking they're free - but they're not haha! But hey it was tasty. We had probably one of the longest lunches so far we were pretty chilled out and enjoyed the beautiful afternoon by having a couple of beers with lunch. By the time we left the restaurant we decided we'd go experience Port tasting at one of the big Port houses there. We picked Graham's - as in our experience it's been the ...
... the boat trip thing quite hilarious, so on our way back to the room, we walked over the famous bridge of Porto, built by Gustave Eiffel's' company. We had to return shortly after this however, as I had a rather unfortunate case of the squirts, so our toilet has been working overtime!
I improved steadily towards dinner, so we dined at the Forno Velho Restaurante, in the upmarket centre of the town. The meal was absolutely delicious, ...