Greetings from Portugal

Old Mar 31st, 2022, 02:38 PM
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Greetings from Portugal

Just arrived in Porto yesterday. Overwhelmed. So much to see and do, so much lovely wine. Must pace myself.





Two days, two visits, this place is trouble





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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 02:45 PM
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Great start, Mel, I am so happy for you! Enjoy and report back ALL the details. I'm rebooking our trip for the fall, so I'll take note of everything you do, see, eat and drink.
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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 02:56 PM
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Great photos! Enjoy! Porto was the first trip we cancelled when the pandemic began. We were supposed to go in late March 2020. We will make it back at some point.
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Great photos, Mel! Hope your trip is lovely!
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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 03:14 PM
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Looks like your trip is off to a great start! One of my favorite countries - have fun.
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Love the architecture and the tiles!!! What is the dish with the scoop of ice cream, salad, and the other item looks like a custard, perhaps? Anyways, it looks delicious! Now I want to visit Porto. I have to plan another trip to Portugal. Did you fly directly to Porto?
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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 05:37 PM
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Oh, Mel, looks fantastic! I’ve been thinking of you and am so glad to see this post! Fantastic photos, it looks like you are having an amazing time!

And that dish..yum! What is it? If you have a chance, would you let us know where? It’s amazing to see!

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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 06:02 PM
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Off to a great start- food and beautiful buildings. Have fun!
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Oh, how I am enjoying vicariously! If you have a chance, a great meal awaits at Monchique Bar/Restaurant at Cais das Pedras 5, on the river but a few steps away from the tourist congestion.
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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 08:58 PM
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So glad you’re there and what a great start….
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As usual, Mel, fantastic photos. I'm so looking forward to enjoying your holiday with you.
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Old Mar 31st, 2022, 10:32 PM
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Karenwoo - yes we flew directly into Porto.

The dish you refer to is baked goat cheese with a walnut and pear salad. A random find in Foz do Douro yesterday after a four mile walk along the Douro River, The cafe was Casa de Pasto da Palmeria. It was okay, but didn't knock our socks off.

I plan to write a detailed trip report, but for now photos will have to do.
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So happy for you Mel, it all looks so gorgeous I know for sure you’ll have a fabulous trip! My plans for Portugal never seem to materialize, so am seeing it all through your eyes. Will make special note of what you say about food as I’m vegetarian, though I eat eggs. Enjoy and keep posting! 😊
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Originally Posted by Melnq8 View Post
Karenwoo - yes we flew directly into Porto.

The dish you refer to is baked goat cheese with a walnut and pear salad. A random find in Foz do Douro yesterday after a four mile walk along the Douro River, The cafe was Casa de Pasto da Palmeria. It was okay, but didn't knock our socks off.

I plan to write a detailed trip report, but for now photos will have to do.
Oh, please, as many photos as you can manage - it’s wonderful to see! A few details a would be nice if you find something outstanding, but thank you for taking the time to do this! I’m getting excited, and we leave in a month!
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Loved the photos! Have a wonderful time.
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So glad you enjoyed that wonderful river walk. Can't wait to be back in Porto and Foz!
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Old Apr 1st, 2022, 01:31 PM
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Oh I love it! Looks like you’re having a great time and wonderful weather!
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So glad you were able to attend the noon organ concert at the incredibly beautiful, baroque Clérigos church and port tasting at Cálem. Looks like you have beautiful weather!
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I’m along for the ride. Your photos tell a lovely story.
BTW, I’ll want to know how many Pasties de Nata you consume….I lost count. Just sayin’
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