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{October 20, 2015}   Day 4…Eurorail…goodbye Lisbon…hello Porto!

Not again with the alarm!

This morning we were up at 6am because we were going to the train station to get on the Eurorail and headed to Porto, Portugal!

At 645am, we headed towards the train,  got some breakfast before we got on and settled in for the three hour ride. It was nice,  great scenery, relatively smooth ride and a nap thrown in sounds great!

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Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon,  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto,_Portugal. This is such a beautiful city! Right on the water,  classic architecture,  sculptures,  town squares and home of amazing wineries and where port comes from, imagine that!

We arrived and got our bearings straight on the Metro and found our hotel, dropped our bags and went in search of lunch. PSM had this gastronomic wonder that is a popular item here,  called a franceschina. It’s a combination of bread, ham, pork slice, covered in cheese and hot sauce with a fried egg/sunny side up, on top and served with French fries, omg!

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I had nothing so extravagant,  I had eggs with rice. We are getting better about ordering in Portuguese, it’s cool and exciting!

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After lunch,  we checked into the hotel then went for a walk about. We found some beautiful squares,  buildings,  architecture and the information office where we booked a walking tour for the morning and hopped in a cab to head down to the water for a winery tour and tasting.

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The cab dropped us off and we wandered.  Got our tickets for the tour, then went on a boat your of the river [no problem on this boat! ].

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After the cruise we headed to the winery for the tour and tasting and yes,  I tasted and no,  I did not like it,  but I did it.  Just like the Jamison in Ireland.

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After the tasting we took the cable car or tram up to the bridge so we could walk across and watch the sunset from up there.  Stunning!

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After the sunset we walked in search of food and finding our options limited by the fact that a lot of places were closing or only open for drinks and pastries, away we went.

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In the Metro and back towards the hotel we ate at the restaurant next to the one we ate lunch at,  go figure! PSM got his sardines and I had soup and salad,  I’m happy.

Back to the hotel with the round bed,  one blog post will be dedicated to our hotel rooms, wow.  Another will be just tiles and another,  the graffiti of Portugal,  it’s amazing and abundant.

I hope you had a great day!

Boa noite!

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Your photo’s have captured your trip perfectly, its almost as if we were there with you…. Almost!



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