Long weekend in Porto

3 Feb 2011


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Gatwick to Porto - flying over
Emsworth and Portsmouth harbours
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... and the Isle of Wight
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Canbabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantábrica) in Northern Spain
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Mouth of the River Douro
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Magnolia outside the hotel
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Majestic Café - JK Rowling 
started writing Harry Potter here
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Portuguese cream tea!
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You haven't got to go all the way
to San Fransisco to get 
trams going down hills
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Dom Luís I Bridge  
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Picture from the Funicular dos
Guindais - €1.50 for as many
rides as you want in an hour
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Meal in the hotel - salt cod with
'punched potatoes' and
Portuguese veg
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Soft cream cheese with toasts 
and local jams - lovely
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This Dáo white is made from
the Encruzado grape
 - excellent
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Pier at the north end of the
mouth of the Douro - it catches
the Atlantic waves which sweep
over the pier - very exciting
and impressive
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Statue of King João VI in Praça
de Gonçalves Zarco. Very brave
architect ... and Jo
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A view of the Torre dos
Clérigos  from the ...
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... old Lello bookstore - very quaint
but most people just went in
to take photos!
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Special seafood lunch at
the wonderful
Marisqueira in
Matosinhos
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Sculpture in Matosinhos of
fisherwomen anxiously watching
out for their husbands
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Another excellent meal at 
"Shis" in Fos
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 - they served both seafood and ... 
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... sushi
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had a great tawney port tasting
at the end, then ...
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... taxi back to town and night
clubs
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Grill outside the Sáo Bento
railway station
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very funny!
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Typical blue tiles - called
azulejos dating from the
middle ages
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Sé Cathedral
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Not as impressive as the one
in Barcelona
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Ponte Luis I bridge - built before
the Eiffel tour
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Many of the streets in the old
town had these pavements
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Hotel plus the LethesHome
textile shop - Jo really
enjoyed shopping there
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Last drink near this statue in
the Ribeira neighbourhood
along the Douro

www.bobandjo.com