"Port of light" Porto by agarcia
Porto Travel Guide: 1,048 reviews and 2,787 photos
Sometimes, without giving you any option, the cities that you're visiting are the ones that actually choose you as its visitor. Porto belongs to this kind of merciful towns, seducing me with the decadent and lazy charm of its sloping streets, filling my senses with its overwhelming life, or just playing with my camera as the sun reflected over the Duero river... Sometimes, cities are just like true friends: you don't choose them, they choose you.
Slow could be an accurate word for describing the life in Porto, in the same way that neither "quiet" nor "boring" would. For me, simply witnessing that amazing human spectacle was rewarding enough, as that was exactly the kind of things that I wanted to discover in Portugal; Not the churches or monuments, but the real life. That's what I bring back to Madrid with me... well, actually it was that, and a good provision of Port wine bottles ;-)
- In a nutshell:The colorful and underrated Portugal's heart (or guts, not sure about that) ;-)
I think it's a pretty fair deal: You pay 2 euros for the visit; they reward you with a couple of glasses of fine Port... more travel advice
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