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Portugual, continued!

I’ve spent the last 4 days in Portugal and I’ve had a great time! I stayed in a suburb of Porto with a friend in his family’s home. *NOTE: We took a day trip to Aveiro, but I will write a separate blog post for that.* His family was so nice and I really enjoyed seeing the everyday aspect of their lives. Leça da Palmeira (my friend’s town) has a beach, but most of what I saw was pretty rocky. My friend told me that there is a section there that is mostly sand and that’s where he goes. Although very rocky, the beach was beautiful! We went to the roof of an old chapel and took pictures on the rocks. Here are a couple of photos!

Sitting on a rock overlooking the water

You have to get down from the rocks somehow!!

Porto is a beautiful city! I’m really glad that I got the chance to see it again, as I only stayed for less than two days on my last visit. I like that it feels really old. A lot of the buildings are rundown and dirty, but I think that it adds to the beauty. Among the older/dirtier buildings there are plenty of really nice modern touches to the city. For example, the bridge between Porto and Gaia is beautiful! It overlooks the river and the lighting is spectacular!
This last scenery photo was taken from Sé do Porto. From there you have a great view of Porto, as it is on a hill.
Look out for my post on Aveiro!
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third trip to Portugal

Olá! I’m back in Portugal! Maybe I’m obsessed? This is my third visit in 6 month. Maybe I’m in love with pastéis de nata, lulas grelhadas, and fado…. Oh how great it is to speak Portuguese again. More photos and stories to come! I’ve only been here for a short while, so I don’t have anything to report… Yet!

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