Port Wine

Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
Trip End Sep 04, 2013

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Flag of Portugal  , Northern Portugal,
Saturday, April 6, 2013

We are true walkers, walked for 8 hours today stopping only twice for fuel. Porto is a magical place which is easily accessible on foot. Porto is the home of Port wine and ancient vineyards along the Rio Douro. It is a lively city with medieval alleyways, extravagant baroque churches and a World Heritage river frontage district not to mention the more modern beach area with a boardwalk that makes the rocky coastline so accessible. Along this boardwalk are cafes and restaurants with views of the Atlantic where you can watch the sunset from loungechairs, beanbags or just lazing on the sand.
The coffee in Portugal is the best we have tasted to date and so cheap. The Port Wine, particularly "Cruz" is the smoothest I have ever tasted. The food in the supermarkets is fresh with lots of variety however the restaurant food in Portugal is somewhat limited. OK if you like small boned fish, eggs, meat and pototoes and of course bread and pasteries.
For an average sized city Porto has some amazing bridges 5 in all. Unfortunately the river was brown due to the recent rain but the weather is now perfect blue skies although still a chill in the air.
Off to Madrid tomorrow on the all night train, have a bottle of Port with us so should be fine.
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