segunda-feira, outubro 31, 2011

PORTO The North of Portugal

Porto, Portugal
 
The town that put the 'Port' in Portugal (as well as the port in your wine glass) is a seriously good deal. Connected with much of Europe via budget airlines, Porto is a lovely town of atmospheric narrow lanes, village-like plazas and buildings decked in azuelo tile. You can stay in antique-filled inns with river views from just €25 (US$37.75), take a ride on an historical tram (€1; US$1.40) or head to the beach near Afurada village by ferry (€1). A few hours east is the traditional wine district of Alto Douro, where you cruise in a flat-bottomed boat (€20; US$28.50) and sleep in 200-year-old homes (€60; US$86). And did we mention the port?
 
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal/the-north/porto
 
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal/the-north/porto/travel-tips-and-articles/76857
  
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