15 Essential Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

Porto is Portugal’s second city. While Lisbon may be the capital, Porto has the claim to fame as being the inspiration behind the country’s name. Historically, Lisbon was the political seat of power, and from here in Porto the bishops and priests ruled. Instead of the usual European “castle on the hill”, in Porto, it’s … Read more

Travel Diaries – Porto

Traditional sail boats on the Duoro River in Porto, Portugal

Gap Year Days 353 – 358 We were travelling from Lisbon to Porto on Easter Sunday. I woke up that morning to discover I had come down with a cold. Great! Getting caught in the rain the previous day in Sintra had probably not helped the situation either. This article may contain affiliate links. This … Read more

Travel Diaries – Lisbon

Lisbon Praça Rossio

Gap Year Days 348 – 353 After a month of temperature either below zero or just above it, it was so nice to arrive in Portugal to blue skies and gentle breezes. We were still wearing all of our layers from Warsaw, and almost melted on the short walk from the train station to our … Read more