Exploring Porto

We enjoyed an adventurous half day guided tour in Porto, which gave us a comprehensive overview of the whole city. The first thing we noticed was how colorful, quaint, and pretty both the buildings and the roads were, regardless of where landed. Porto is extremely walkable and most likely the best way to explore the city. On this day, we did have both a driver and a guide, so we were able to cover a lot of ground, but a good part of the time, we arrived at our next destination and… Read More

When in Porto – Port Wine

Spending time in Porto would not be the same without visiting at least one Port Wine Lodge, if not more. Being a lover of all things “dessert”, I’m sure it’s no surprise that of all wines, Port Wine is one of my favorites. Originating from the Douro Region in Portugal, and more specifically aged and bottled in the town of Oporto, Port Wine is a fortified, sweet red wine. It is commonly enjoyed as a dessert wine. Prior to departing for Portugal, the only Port I was familiar with was Grahams. Incidentally,… Read More

Porto, Portugal

Porto. This is by far one of my favorite cities in all of Western Europe. The second largest city in Portugal, it is most known for its world famous Port Wine. But more about that in the next post. Porto is one of the most enjoyable, laid back cities I’ve ever visited. The cobblestone and pedestrian streets make this city extremely walkable, though you will find some areas have steep hills as well. But exploring on foot is really one of the best ways to explore. And if you get too tired,… Read More