Monthly Archives: February 2016

Porto part 2

Large parts of the second day of our Porto weekend was spent similar to the first day: eating and taking photos!

Our Airbnb hosts were so nice as to deliver fresh bread and pastries to the flat in the morning and we went out to the nearby supermarket to buy a few more ingredients for a breakfast at home. I love going to foreign supermarkets and looking at all the products and buying strange things. This time we ended up buying a lot of different colourful cans of fish.

After breakfast we made our way over to the market. Market photos are in this blog post.

I spotted a bit more laundry as well (check out my dedicated Porto laundry section).

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Afterwards we walked around the streets and enjoyed the dry weather while we could.

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Porto part 1

I recently spent a weekend in Porto. I’d been to Porto a few years ago and I have to admit that I didn’t really like it that much. It probably didn’t help that I spent a few days in Lisbon before coming to Porto and comparing those two cities directly, Lisbon will always win for me.

But when my friend Jayna said that she was going and invited me to come along, I thought I’d give the city another chance. I hadn’t really travelled anywhere for a while, so I was desperate to get out of London and see something different.

It also helped that flights were cheap and Porto itself is not very expensive either.

The weekend started with an early Friday morning Easyjet experience. Always a pleasure.

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From here it could only get better. And it did! We arrived in Porto to beautiful sunny weather and in time for lunch.

Roast pork sandwiches!

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After lunch we decided to make the most of the weather and walked around the city taking photos.

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Porto’s laundry

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On my recent visit to Porto I got quite excited about the laundry that was drying outside so many windows. All those different colours of shirts and towels and pants in front of the colourfully tiled houses looked really attractive to my sun-starved eyes which over the last few months became so adjusted to the many shades of grey that London has to offer during winter.

Or maybe deep inside I was just really jealous that these lucky Portonians can dry their laundry outside while I’m currently sitting with a load of wet jeans next to me in the living room.

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Mercado do Bolhão

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When I recently went to Porto, we visited this great market which sells a selection of fruit and veg, meat (dead and alive), fish (dead), tea towels, aprons, souvenirs and probably a few other things that I can’t remember now.

It was great for photography too, so my friend and I shot up the place.

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