Tag Archives: Porto

A favorite country. A different place.

We had a lovely time in Madeira and loved Porto. Should we go back to Portugal? YES! This time we’d go somewhere new, but where? We ticked off what we should look for: a smallish city, a beautiful place with … Continue reading

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AirBnB: 750 nights and counting

One of the worst AirBnBs we stayed in was our first. We had just started our nomadic traveling life on the road, and clearly we had a lot to learn. Four and a half years have passed, and we can … Continue reading

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The question everyone asks

We usually don’t have to wait long before someone asks, “What has been your favorite place?”  When we see old friends or meet new people, they are aghast to discover that we’ve been traveling nonstop for three years with no … Continue reading

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Arts observed here and there

We love seeing art pop up on our everyday walks. Why do we see this kind of art encouraged (and thriving!) in only some places? The best-of-the-best so far on our travels has been in Porto, Portugal – with amazing … Continue reading

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The question is “Barcelona or Porto?” And the answer is…

A friend asked us “Barcelona, Spain or Porto, Portugal?” and it’s a close call. Both cities rank high on our list of best places we’ve stayed. So, how to decide, if it’s an either-or choice? Our previous post, “Choosing where … Continue reading

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Choosing where to go (when you have so many choices)

A friend wrote and asked our opinion for a trip she was planning, “Barcelona, Spain or Porto, Portugal?” With a dizzying array of places to go, it’s a dilemma for anyone who travels. How to decide between so many wonderful … Continue reading

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Recycle. Decorate. Have a little fun.

Porto, Portugal pulled out all the stops with public art. We knew that our walks in Porto would take us past sculpture, painted murals, and tiled buildings. All the old telephone booths in the heart of the city were spectacularly … Continue reading

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