Adventures in Porto

I AM BACK IN MANHATTAN, BUT I STILL HAVE TWO POSTS TO SHARE ON MY VACAY. I HOPE YOU ARE NOT TIRED OF THESE.  I DO LOVE THIS CITY,  AND HOPE YOU DO TOO! A VIEW FROM THE TOP OF A CASTLE RUIN!

MY DAUGHTER TOOK ALL OF THE PHOTOS OF THE RUINS, AND I WAS BUSY MAKING SURE I WOULD NOT TRIP ON THE ROCKY PATHS. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING PHONE TAG, SO I WILL HAVE TO SHARE THESE LATER.  BUT HERE IS A SHOT FROM COMMONS.WIKIMEDIA.ORG. THAT WILL GIVE YOU A FEEL.


BELOW, I AM MIDWAY UP THE CASTLE, PAUSING A WHILE. THE GRAFFITI WALL SEEMED LIKE A GOOD PLACE, AND MY HUBBY GRACIOUSLY TOOK THIS SHOT. ( I THINK HE ALSO WANTED A BREAK 🙂

ANOTHER VIEW AT THE TOP!

LATER THAT AFTERNOON , I SHOWERED, CHANGED AND  SET ABOUT WALKING AROUND PORTO WITH NO AGENDA, OTHER THAN A LATE DAY SNACK. I WALKED INTO A LOVELY TAVERN TYPE RESTAURANT.  I WAS GREETED BY AN IMPRESSIVE ARRAY OF FRESH FISH, THE LOCAL SPECIALITY, GIVEN ITS LOCATION ON THE WATER.

I CAME ACROSS A QUAINT HOTEL AND LOOKED AROUND, ( WHO KNOWS WHERE I WILL STAY NEXT TIME? ) I SAW THIS TELEPHONE BOOTH. I FEEL AS THOUGH I STEPPED BACK IN TIME!

NEXT, I PASSED A PAINT SHOP. I WAS SO IMPRESSED BY THE CREATIVE DISPLAY IN THE WINDOW.

LATER, I  WALK BY AN ICE CREAM SHOP AND WAS ENCHANTED AT YET ANOTHER CREATIVE DISPLAY. THIS ONE MADE ME HUNGRY!

I SHOWED THIS PHOTO TO ARTIST FRIEND AND HE SAID HE COULD DO MUCH BETTER WITH THE BACKROUND, AND HE DID! I lOVE WHAT HE DID!

AN ORHCID,  IN A STORE ALONG THE WAY:

THE NEXT DAY I WALKED BY THIS GRAFFITI COVERED GARAGE AND ASKED A  STRANGER TO TAKE A SHOT, EVERYONE HERE IS SO FRIENDLY! DAY FOUR, I HAVE SOME COLOR,  WORE LIPSTICK,  EYE MAKE UP,  AND HAVE A TINTED SUNSCREEN THAT DOES WONDERS FOR EVENING SKIN TONE., AND GIVING MY FACE A GLOW. I WISH I HAD WORN THIS EVERYDAY.

THE NEXT MORNING WE HEAD TO THE TRAIN STATION BOUND FOR LISBOA. I AM DRESSED COMFORTABLY, IN FLATS, AND YES, MY TULLE SKIRT! 

WE BOARD THE TRAIN WHICH IS COMFORTABLE AND FEELS LIKE ANOTHER ERA. THE SEATS ARE TURNED SO WE CAN SEE EACH OTHER, AND WE CAN EAT SANDWICHES AND DRINK WINE ON THE 4 HOUR TRIP. YAY! HERE IS OUR VIEW FROM THE WINDOW!

GOOD BYE PORTO!

What is your favorite place to travel to? Do you prefer to take a train, car, motorcycle, bike, or plane? Do you prefer bread and breakfasts or hotels. LMK in the comments section!

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