Last week I shared some photos from one day in Porto. Today, I am sharing pics from a different day when the weather was VERY different - rain, clouds and fog all through the city.
Come and see why Porto is so photogenic!
Today I’m reaching back into the recent past, 2019, with two cities I visited in the same trip, Seville and Porto, to see how these two pretty great cities to visit compare against each other. One has ties with a Moorish past, bull fighting and one of the largest cathedrals in the world, the other is famous for its wine and for a magnificent two-story bridge, and also for just being one of the nicest cities in Europe. BUT – they can’t both win!
It seems almost surreal to realise that on the 2nd of December last year, ONLY LAST YEAR, my wife and I were enjoying one of the best holidays we’ve had. After leaving the delights of Seville, our favourite stop last year, we took an early morning Ryan Air flight to destination Lisbon, where we would spend a week.
Alfama is a particularly picturesque part of Lisbon, and today I showcase my photos of this very photogenic neighbourhood!
Today we are heading to Portugal’s ‘second city’, the enigmatic, alluring and gastronomically pleasing Porto. This destination is not only the home of Port Wine, or as you may know it, simply ‘Port’, but actually it’s a place that I really enjoyed eating out.
Last week I posted on my day trip to Sintra, from Lisbon. Sintra is a brilliant destination, probably worth a couple of days at least of your time, and today I'm showing you the best of my photos from one of the best palaces in the region, the Palacio Nacional de Sintra! Enjoy!
Sintra is less than 35km from Lisbon and the perfect day trip. Here's how we found it when we went last year! So many castles, palaces and mountains it's truly a beautiful part of Western Europe!
Whilst I didn't eat out a lot in Lisbon, I did try a few places and discovered the world's best custard tart. I also had a go at self-catering, which is always an experience and a great way to keep costs down!
Or – Is a Five star hotel THAT much better than a four-star hotel? When preparing for my trip last year (2019) I booked almost all my hotel stays in advance (and one AirBnb stay). Bar a few nights in Tajikistan, I was booked for the rest of the nights which meant I knew where …