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Portugal - Porto Pt 1

Porto is an amazing city, i didn't know what to expect of it till we came out above a church and looked down into the amazing valley that divides the city, a massive river running through it and massive majestic bridges crossing it. The old red roofed city spilling down it's banks and spreading all over the surrounding hills.
We met up with Sanchy here and started our adventure as the three of us, my best mate and my beautiful girl, but what made this trip amazing and what made it work was that Kris was my best mate too, and Sanch and her are mates as well, it worked out so well, from sharing triple or double rooms, to sharing responsibilities and ideas, our trip was easier for the interaction we shared....

And finding an Irish bar to have a pint at of course, our last pint for a long time

Sanchy was a tad worried just sittin in Porto waiting for us at a church without a guidebook or hone contact, but when we came around the corner, found a hostel, found this view to drink red wine (86 cents a litre!) and listen to tunes at, he felt alright!?

The seagulls finding a place to rest outside our hostel window, pretty amazing view for 11 euro each a night!

Sitting out the front of a Portugese style Cafe, not really a bar or a restaurant, more a patisserie with a beer pump. This was a very Portugese style thing we found all over, not really a bar culture at all, but a social culture....

A tile mosaic that dwarfed posing Kris, Portugal was full of old buildings with tile work all over....

Climbed to the top of Porto's tallest spire to get a view of the city, and of each other i guess...

Appreciating the sun after coming from Irish/English winter, though even here it snowed a few days after we left, so i can't imagine it was that warm!

Silly buggers

The old boats they used to bring port barrels down from the vineyards up river to the warehouses on the banks of the river

Sanchy showing off our cheap red wine, and our supermarket cuisine, keeping it all as cheap as pos, still get the view....

the beauty of the fading light against the colours of the buildings

The biggest bridge connecting old and new Porto, new Porto still being older than colonised Australia!?



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Sanchy was a tad worried just sittin in Porto waiting for us at a church without a guidebook or hone contact, but when we came around the corner, found a hostel, found this view to drink red wine (86 cents a litre!) and listen to tunes at, he felt alright!?

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And finding an Irish bar to have a pint at of course, our last pint for a long time

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Sitting out the front of a Portugese style Cafe, not really a bar or a restaurant, more a patisserie with a beer pump. This was a very Portugese style thing we found all over, not really a bar culture at all, but a social culture....

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The seagulls finding a place to rest outside our hostel window, pretty amazing view for 11 euro each a night!

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Climbed to the top of Porto's tallest spire to get a view of the city, and of each other i guess...

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A tile mosaic that dwarfed posing Kris, Portugal was full of old buildings with tile work all over....

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Silly buggers

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Appreciating the sun after coming from Irish/English winter, though even here it snowed a few days after we left, so i can't imagine it was that warm!

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Sanchy showing off our cheap red wine, and our supermarket cuisine, keeping it all as cheap as pos, still get the view....

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The old boats they used to bring port barrels down from the vineyards up river to the warehouses on the banks of the river

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The biggest bridge connecting old and new Porto, new Porto still being older than colonised Australia!?

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the beauty of the fading light against the colours of the buildings