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    4 days in Porto, Portugal

    Porto, I have now made such good memories with you. I absolutely loved the city and I came home, after 4 days, with wonderful memories and I can honestly say that it was one of my most memorable trips ever. Ok, maybe I say that about all my holidays but Porto, you hold a special place in my heart. Check the links in red at the end of this to see the amazing street art. To recap, I went to Porto for a friend’s 40th Birthday. Prior to that, I have to honestly say that I had never heard of Porto before. Now all I talk about is Porto. When…

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    Art, grafitti, murals and lots of tiles in Porto

    Porto is known for its tiled buildings, the blue tiles are all over the place. To begin, this is what the station looks like. I wished I had these kind of views everyday at my local train station. Sao Bento Station    More around the town I wonder if I missed any of these quirky ones.   Grafitti and other kinds of art

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    Wine Cellars

    I cannot recommend Port Wine Tasting enough. Having read all about the Douro Valley, and it’s magnificent landscape which I unfortunately did not get a chance to visit, I was at least happy that I got to taste Port wine, from grapes grown in the Douro Valley. I was really surprised at how cheap it was. I have never been to a wine tasting over here in England, but I assumed it was pricey. The wine cellars are found in Vila Da Gaia, on the other side of the town, and across the Luis Dom Bridge. I feel proud and at the same time silly to say that throughout the…

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    40th Birthday trip to Europe

    My friend calls me to ask if I would like to join her on a trip to Europe to celebrate her 40th birthday, with a group of her friends, to forget the big 40. Just us girls. I am thinking beach, I need to work out, I need to go shopping, I need to buy some new summer clothes, I need to have a bikini body…But then she also asks us to come up with a few suggestions as to where to go, preferably a city with a bit of history, culture, sightseeing. Ok, no beach holiday. No need to have that bikini body.  I can keep procrastinating with my…