Sunday, 25 October 2009
A week in Portugal: Porto
I've just noticed that Missus Emm from Emm in London is toying with the idea of going to Portugal for a holiday so for the next few days, here is a selection of cards that may help to make up her mind!
First of all, two cards from the same person in Porto, the first one dated 18 December 2008, and the lower one 17 March 2009.
The top one shows the Douro River with the D. Luis I Bridge, an old and typical tram car, and the traditional boats called rabelo. These boats used to carry the barrels of port wine from the vineyards to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia where the barrels would be stored and then sold. Nowadays they are mainly used to transport tourists across the river.
The second card again shows the Douro River, this time from Ribeira Square (ribeira means riverside). This is a favourite spot for tourists, in the centre of the historical area listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
A perfect place for a holiday, I would say!