Who knew that Porto, Portugal was all about Port Wine? Silly me. I thought it was all about the fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
So, just what is a UNESCO World heritage site, anyway?
OK, back to Port wine...
|Our "Welcome Port" at our AirBnB|
It was lovely. And memories of sipping Port with my dear Uncle Andy came rushing back with that first drop on my tongue.
|Auto-shot vending machine for tasting Port|
When in Porto, make time to visit one (or two) of the Port Wine Distilleries. They close around 6pm.
We visted Burmester and Sandeman. They offer tours in different languages throughout the day. Most are located along the Douro River. We walked across the bridge to get there. No big whup.
Another "must" is The Majestic Cafe.
Circa 1921, the Majestic's Art Nouveau decor is a perfect accompaniment for the glass of White Sangria you will order when you get here. Trust me on this one. It will change your life. Oh, and the food is pretty good too - not to mention the outstanding sevice. Yes, tourists abound here but so do the locals and it's not to be missed.
Any Harry Potter freaks out there? I thought so. I understand the the author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling lived in Porto in the early 90's and was inspired by this bookstore. For those of you who are 'into' Harry Potter, you get it.
For the rest of us out there, we are fascinated by its architectural beaurty.
If you get the chance, take the Trolley 'Linea 1' to Foz. It's a beach community with great little restaurants, spectacular views of crashing waves and working fishermen.
|Lunch in Foz. It was fabulous. Really.|