we like to take pictures of each other taking pictures
big, bigg, bigger, biggest
lovely waves at the lighthouse where porto meets the atlantic ocean
just another castle...
i love rental cars... and posing with portugal's most attractive person ... ronaldo.
i love random art.
porto at night
porto at day
while we were in portugal, ben was portugal's most attractive man.
a little bite to eat
porto is in the northern part of portugal, the second biggest city in the country.
and i thought it was a bit prettier than lisboa (lisbon is a little run down to be honest... and the food, well...).
porto is a great hilly city with a beautiful, clean metro, devoted soccer fans and lovely buildings.
it seemed pretty tourist friendly and easy to navigate.
a bit more on food:
food portions are HUGE in portugal. i really don't get it. at all. because i am american. americans generally serve ENORMOUS portions right? and in europe one can usually expect normalish to small portions.
not portugal --- huge.
so we learned our lesson and started sharing things. and ordering off the "snack" menu because those portions seemed more manageable.
we found a place called gran caffe just up the street from our hotel that totally saved us. we ate there three times. the servers totally thought we were crazy but it was good food and because we shared stuff, it wasn't that spendy! i actually loved it. loved it.