Category Archives: Portugal

Our Sightseeing Cruise on the Douro

Our tickets for the yellow bus sightseeing tour of Porto (see here) included an hour-long cruise on the Douro River. So the next day we rode on the Dos Guindais Funicular down to the Ribeira district where we walked around … Continue reading

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MM 212: A Rabelo on the Douro

Leanne Cole has chosen Boats(s) as the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge and I have decided to submit this photo I took last year of a rabelo sitting proudly along Cais da Gaia with Porto’s Ribeira district and … Continue reading

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Walking around Porto’s Ribeira Neighborhood

On our second day in Porto last year we toured the Ribeira District from the yellow bus which then took us across the bridge to Gaia. The next day we decided to return to the Ribeira neighborhood and explore some … Continue reading

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MM 211: Douro Cruise Boat

We just boarded a boat that looked similar to the one in the foreground of my picture when I decided I just had to take a photo of the boat we were gliding past with Porto’s Ribeira district in the … Continue reading

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MM 210: Porto’s Ribeira District

The day after we walked around Gaia on the south side of the Douro we rode on the funicular down to the north side of the river and walked around Porto’s Ribeira District. My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness … Continue reading

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Walking Around Gaia

We toured Porto on the Yellow Bus one late morning and early afternoon (see here) and when we crossed over the Dom Luis I Bridge to the south side of the Douro we decided to hop off, have some lunch, … Continue reading

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Porto from the Yellow Bus

One day in May of last year we hopped on the Yellow Bus to see the sights of Porto. Here’s what we saw:

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MM 208: A Tiled House in Gaia

We walked around Gaia one day during our three-day stay in Porto last year and came across this house whose walls were completely covered with tiles. This will be my entry for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.

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MM 201 The View from Belem Tower

We explored Lisbon’s historical Belem district one day during our stay in Portugal in 2010 and toured the Belem Tower (Torre de Belem), a 16th century fort on the Tagus River not far from the Discoveries Monument. It is also … Continue reading

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The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part Two: Sao Bento

There are many ways of getting to Porto. You can take a boat down the Douro River. You can fly in to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport from places such as London, Paris, Geneva, Lisbon or Madrid. You can drive your own … Continue reading

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