Porto, Portugal Day #1
Holy shit! what a bastard early start! Alarm 4 am & cab at 4.30!
Luton airport keeps on changing!!
New drop off zones & loads of new shops.
Cheeky Camden IPA @ 5 am. Nothing on the plane #unheardof
So foggy in Porto.
Came through what looked like clouds & there was the runway!
Got Metro into Porto – 4.5 Euros each for a return trip – changed once.
Go to our apartment, dumped bags in office & got in shorts.
Wondered about. Did one of those things when knackered where neither of us could verbalise what we wanted so stopped at a few places to then realise that it wasn’t what we were after & walked off to the next place.
Got a coffee eventually & one of the ‘standard’ things to eat – a small egg custard tart – lovely! Tarantino Restaurant
Lots of wandering about.
Porto very famous for various buildings having blue tiles on them.
Made it down to the front to have a beer & then wine.
First encounter with the ‘Silent Cobbler’.
Got into the hotel & then went for the 1st proper meal.
Was high up on TA & family run – excellent! – Pátio do Duque
Was like a Portugal tapas – we had Gizzards – basically chicken insides #nomnomnom – I thought they were okay – Lisa less keen.
We also had flaming sausage….it was exactly that. Nothing too amazing!
Finishing off with Port ice cream served with Port. Lovely little restaurant & the food was great.
We started early & finished early – so went for a couple of Port’s back near our hotel. Tried a few different ones including an extra dry white which was very enjoyable! As was a ‘Senior Tawny’ – All In Poto
Then bed. Utterly shattered.