Douro River and the Wonderful World of Port

Posted by Pat on November 10, 2017 in Travel |

28 October 2017 One does not need to cruise the Douro River Valley for Port because most all wine houses can be found along the Cais de Gaia. However, river cruises up the Douro, though what is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, is a pleasant and […]

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Oporto, My Porto

Posted by Pat on October 29, 2017 in Travel |

26 October 2017 Architecture, cathedrals and towers, food and Fado, wine and Port, polpo and jamon, bookstores and Harry Potter, the Ribeira and cafes. Porto, let me sing thy praises. An explanation on the naming of the city. Portuguese call it Porto, the English Oporto, evidently because of linguistic misinterpretation. Way back when, the English […]

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Lisboa Portugal

Posted by Pat on October 27, 2017 in Travel |

24 October 2017 I return to Lisboa after 45 years. Will I recognize its changes? Will it have changed? How have I changed? I certainly am a different traveler from the novice who visited Lisbon on a budget. In June of 1972, I wrote:

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