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Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2017

#ohporto

I found this hashtag on our first evening on a blackboard outside a shop and simply had to hijack it because it expresses so much and more. Oh Porto, you are so beautiful, cool and shabby with bits (cobblestones) missing.





It was a long and tiresome trip with a very early start but from the moment the tram exited  the tunnel onto the Ponte de Dom Luis I all was forgotten.
The sun sparkling on the river Douro, the narrow, wonky houses or the wooden barges carrying tourists up and down the river.








We found an apartment on Airbnb in Vila Nova de Gaia, which is actually another town on the other side of the river. It`s only a 10-minute walk to the old town, cheaper and the area feels more airy and not so cramped and busy.
It gives us the freedom of 2 bedrooms, a kitchen/lounge and homecooked meals.





Stay tuned for more Porto adventures! 

Freitag, 12. Mai 2017

Holiday countdown





I'm in desperate need for some r&r - rest and recuperation - and luckily there's a trip coming right up!
 Next week I will board a plane with my trusty travel companion and brother to Porto. 




As we loved Lisbon so much two years ago, we decided to see its little sister. So, only  5 more days at the office and we will spend ten days sitting in the sun, drinking coffees and wine and doing nothing much else!
Bring it on, I say!