postcard from precious porto portugal

We have run away to Porto Portugal and might never come back! This place is absolutely delightful. This is our first trip of the year believe it or not. We have actually stayed put in Spain for four months while we searched and switched apartments. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you have seen pictures of our new flat that we are absolutely loving nesting in. That being said, I knew Porto would be nice. After all, Lisbon was. What did I didn’t know was that we would like it so much better than Lisbon. It is smaller, but has more personality and did l mention the fact that it’s home to port wine?.

king pedro iv statue liberty square porto portugal

Kind Pedro IV at Liberty Square, Porto

I have already spied with my little eye plenty of port factories across the Douro River from the vantage point of the Ribeira neighborhood that you see in this postcard. Isn’t it picturesque? We explored it a bit, but plan on doing a bit more in the next few days. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I know l have been slacking on posts, but life happens. What l can definitely tell you is that if you get a chance to visit Porto, do not hesitate. Just do it! The people are so friendly and helpful, the sights are really impressive and the prices are fair, even in the “touristy” areas. I might even go as far as to say that it is cheaper than the Algarve area of Lagos that we visited. In that way, it reminds me of Valencia. We are staying at an awesome AirBnB lodging that rocks and has a great terrace and is smack dab in the middle of a hip and happening neighborhood. A little noisy at night, but what a fantastic find. The next couple of days will be filled with a lot of port wine tasting. I am salivating, I am a big fan of tawny port wine. I geeked out at seeing the Sandeman factory sign. Did l mention that we might never return? :-) Ate logo (see you later).