Porto city guide

Porto city guide
"Why not Porto?" I heard that line at least a dozen times when I planned another trip to Lisbon. I eventually caved in and booked a trip. I had to see what all the fuss was about. And I must admit - even as a big Lisboa fan - that Porto is a very relaxed and fun city. Lisbon can be hectic, if not even chaotic. Crowds everywhere, people constantly in a rush. It can be charming but at some stage it also becomes annoying. Porto, on the other hand, is almost serene. I think that's because it used to be a city of simple people. Aristocracy was not allowed to live there for more than 3 days at time. Imagine an actual law that prohibited rich people from owning a house in Porto. That bliss lasted from early middle ages to the 17th century. What if the lack of rich people is the secret to happines...
Porto city guide

Lisbon city guide

Lisbon city guide
I have two friends living in Lisbon; both of them went there to study, thanks to the Erasmus initiative and stayed for good. They kept inviting me over so I bit the bullet and bought a cheap plane ticket. I arrived, had a quick smoke and surprise, surprise: the friend that promised I could stay at her place- overslept and couldn't pick me up. I booked a room in hotel near Praça da Figueira and was within a walking distance from everything worth seeing, plus a metro station just around the corner. The other friend still kept me company so I wasn't completely abandoned. I had my breakfasts around Praça do Comércio, overlooking the river and went exploring. Lisbon's hilly topography is a pain in the ass if you're out of shape. Even if you're not planning to walk all that much comfortable s...
Lisbon city guide
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