Saturday, May 22, 2010

PORTO

Porto

Porto

Porto

Porto

Porto

Porto

Porto

Porto

This is where I have been the last 3 days. Porto in Portugal. We were blessed with 3 days of
beautiful sunshine, yet I was cursed with a manic case of hay fever.
It was such a lovely town. The food was great and cheap as was the beers. I had a Portuguese
tart everyday. drool. and the coffee down the road from the hostel we stayed in was the best.
Why can't London coffee be that great?

The port we drank was delectable. I've never really drank port in the past, but I can see why
people love and enjoy it. We went on a port tour with Vasconcellos, a family run business
that only sell in Portugal. I found it really interesting how it was brewed, I never knew how
important oak barrels were in the process of making port.

On the topic of hostels, if you're a hostel accommodation type of person stay with Oporto Sky
Hostel, you can find them on hostelbookers.com In all honesty, it was one of the cleanest
hostels I have stayed in. The kind folks in reception are all very helpful and are fluent in
English. All the facilities were pretty much new, it's a great place to meet new people if you're a
lone traveller. I would stay there again.

Travel stories 101.
* Don't hop on the tram with out a valid ticket. Because you don't want to be that 12 y.o girl,
that decided to jump off the moving tram when the ticket inspectors hopped on.
She consequently face planted on the bitumen. The sound of flesh thumbing on concrete
still haunts me.

*Don't be late for your visa stamp check. Because you will be one of those people running from
the train station to the check in counter to security gate to passport inspection to final
boarding gate.
AND the hot Jessica Alba look-a-like airline hostess wont be as kind next time and will refuse
you entry on the plane. Yes, that was us by the way. And yes they let us on the plane.


Image Source: Photo's taken by Tim and myself

2 comments:

stylestalker said...

OH my gosh!
Your trip looks AMAZING!
Such a postcard feel to this post.
BEAUTIFUL.

xxx

Maria C said...

Thankyou!
It really was an amazing trip, hopefully I'll get to travel there again.