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Portugal Part 2: Porto

Tuesday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 19, 2014: I arrived in Porto in the late afternoon in need of a shower, hungry, and incredibly homesick. Being with my hiking companions took my mind off the fact that I missed home. 1,599 more words


Portugal Part 1: On My Way to the Motherland

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Over one hundred and thirty years ago, my maternal side of the family immigrated from the Portuguese island colony of Madeira to what was then known as British Guiana (now modern-day Guyana). 1,196 more words


Porto, Portugal: How I Loved Thee

The trip to Porto was nothing less than INCREDIBLE! To say I loved it there would be an understatement. From the people, the scenery, the bridge architecture, the accommodations, the food–where do I start?!? 1,221 more words


Oporto Ruby, Tawny o Colheita?

Las guerras entre franceses e ingleses llevaron a éstos a descubrir los vinos de oporto. Para asegurarse de la estabilidad de los vinos tras los largos viajes por mar, les añadían una pequeña cantidad de brandy antes de embarcarlos. 214 more words