Tag Archives: Porto

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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Would we do it again?

We spent the last 14 days of our around-the-world trip on a cruise ship. Would we do it again? We’re divided on this one. We chose the repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the Celebrity Equinox … Continue reading

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Happily surrounded

We think something went amiss, or she had a head cold. One of the two classic sculptural fountains in the small pool in Porto’s Crystal Palace Garden wasn’t spraying water as intended. Instead, a slow drip-drip-drip of water over the … Continue reading

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Snippets from Porto

Camera ready? Yes, indeed. Who knew our first photo would be of us? Students from the University of Porto were fundraising for academic projects and asked if we’d like to have our photo taken with them (for a small donation). … Continue reading

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Sunset stroll along the Douro River

We meant to take an afternoon stroll and ended up over 6 km from where we were staying and the time was past 7pm. Walk or take the bus home? Since the weather was perfect and we felt great, we … Continue reading

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(Happily) slowed down

We slept in and then lazed around reading and writing until we realized how much time had passed, after 2pm already! Time had come for a walk, but where would we go? We studied the map and decided to start … Continue reading

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