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Our Little Secret - What Pegman Saw

This area is on my “To-Visit” list so I could not resist participating this week which got me digging into a little of the history of the region. 319 more words

What Pegman Saw

Portugal, part one: Porto

It had been a long time since I had been by the sea. Not just on the coast – Genova, Marseille, and Barcelona all fulfilled that criterion – but by the sea, in a place that didn’t just have beaches and boats but instead focused on them, relied on them. 1,505 more words

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A week in Porto... Ent.1

This may take more than just one blog post…  It might be easier to sift through the photos that Porto make so easy to take, that way. 302 more words

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Hoe wij een trip vol port en ontmoetingen fixten

Het uitzicht vanaf het terras bij Graham’s, een van de porthuizen in Vila Nova de Gaia, is adembenemend. De zon gaat net onder, over de stad en de Douro rivier hangt een zachte oranjeroze gloed. 253 more words

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Porto. The city with a liquid heartbeat.

Did you know that you can catch a cheap local bus to lovely and quiet beaches in Porto?

When you’ve been travelling for weeks, beaches become magnetic places. 658 more words

Some quintas in the Douro valley experienced one legendary moment. But Quinta da Boavista had two. The first came in May 1809 when Joseph James Forrester rented the quinta to work on his masterpiece, a detailed map of the Douro river.

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De start van onze zomer avonturen

Er is geen zuchtje wind, alleen een warme deken over de boot en onze lichamen. We staan op prachtige houten rabelo boten. Voorzien van een enorm zeil wat zielig heen en weer flappert. 836 more words

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