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« Reply #20490 on: Monday, April 16, 2018, 17:25:22 »

Only been here a day. When we arrived yesterday it was pissing down, so first instinct was to blame the wife for choosing it!

Today, and for the rest of the week, itís sunshine all the way. A week is probably a bit long, tbh. Weíre off to Braga for a day on the train.

Thereís a lot of walking to do getting around so make sure your leg is fixed! Been down to the Doura riverside today, loads of bars, cafes and all the port brewers (?) are down there. Good vibes about the place. Portugal has gone craft beer crazy, too. On the ĎBorn in the IPAí last night. Very good, too.  

Finding it fairly inexpensive as well which is always a bonus.

I reckon a long weekend would be best.

Oh, and thereís a huge mural on the side of a house. Donít know who itís supposed to be but heís a dead ringer for Fred Dibnah
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« Reply #20491 on: Monday, April 16, 2018, 19:58:47 »

You just couldnít make it up!  Girl Giggle

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« Reply #20492 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 09:04:14 »

Only been here a day. When we arrived yesterday it was pissing down, so first instinct was to blame the wife for choosing it!

Today, and for the rest of the week, it’s sunshine all the way. A week is probably a bit long, tbh. We’re off to Braga for a day on the train.

There’s a lot of walking to do getting around so make sure your leg is fixed! Been down to the Doura riverside today, loads of bars, cafes and all the port brewers (?) are down there. Good vibes about the place. Portugal has gone craft beer crazy, too. On the ‘Born in the IPA’ last night. Very good, too. 

Finding it fairly inexpensive as well which is always a bonus.

I reckon a long weekend would be best.

Oh, and there’s a huge mural on the side of a house. Don’t know who it’s supposed to be but he’s a dead ringer for Fred Dibnah

Thanks AB.

Yeah it would be Friday-Monday. I love Port so that's a bonus!

re the leg, I have physio on Friday so will try and put a timeline on the kind of walking i'll be able to be doing come the end of June.

Enjoy the rest of your hols!
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« Reply #20493 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 09:18:19 »

Porto is great - they have lots of small b&b style hotels called Pensaos. We stayed in this one and it was cracking.

http://www.pensaofavorita.pt/pensao-favorita-porto
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« Reply #20494 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:02:30 »

Bumped into Howard Jones early this morning in Chard Tesco doing his shopping, had a little chat and found out he lives about 10 miles from me on the Taunton road, gave me 2 free tickets for Rewind Festival in July, what a nice chap he is.
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« Reply #20495 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:04:28 »

Make sure you do Bom Jesus. A mental amount of steps but a good walk and its class when you get to the top, some stunning views. Also if you get time in Braga go to Taberna Belga... It's usually crazy busy but they do the best version of the local cuisine "Francesinha". It's class, and the beer in there is very good too (would recommend Kwak if you haven't had it before)

If you can get to Guimaraes (not far from Braga) then do that too. There's a cable car that takes you up a mountain and again has some great views.
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« Reply #20496 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:07:52 »

Thanks AB.

Yeah it would be Friday-Monday. I love Port so that's a bonus!

re the leg, I have physio on Friday so will try and put a timeline on the kind of walking i'll be able to be doing come the end of June.

Enjoy the rest of your hols!
Got tickets for Sporting v Porto tomorrow - 2nd leg of the semi final of Portuguese Cup. Taking the train to Lisbon early, mooch about, go to game at 8.30pm, stay overnight, mooch about day after and take train back to Porto. £85 for the tickets.

Apparently thereís bad feeling between the 2 sets of fans, so it should make for a decent atmosphere. I always thought travelling fans wasnít the usual thing here, like it isnít in Spain.

Be sat amongst the Lisbon fans, though.

Had one of those Francesinho sandwiches yesterday. Fuck me, it was huge. Found a great bar, Fabrica, that brews its own beer, too. Great stuff.
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« Reply #20497 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:11:41 »

Bumped into Howard Jones early this morning in Chard Tesco doing his shopping, had a little chat and found out he lives about 10 miles from me on the Taunton road, gave me 2 free tickets for Rewind Festival in July, what a nice chap he is.

So he wanders round Tesco with festival tickets in his pocket - peculiar chap.

I hope you asked him what is love?
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« Reply #20498 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:14:42 »

So he wanders round Tesco with festival tickets in his pocket - peculiar chap.

I hope you asked him what is love?
He may well do, he will put my name on the guest list there Smiley which pleases me.

Never worry never be sad.
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« Reply #20499 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:46:50 »

Got tickets for Sporting v Porto tomorrow - 2nd leg of the semi final of Portuguese Cup. Taking the train to Lisbon early, mooch about, go to game at 8.30pm, stay overnight, mooch about day after and take train back to Porto. £85 for the tickets.

Apparently there’s bad feeling between the 2 sets of fans, so it should make for a decent atmosphere. I always thought travelling fans wasn’t the usual thing here, like it isn’t in Spain.

Be sat amongst the Lisbon fans, though.

Had one of those Francesinho sandwiches yesterday. Fuck me, it was huge. Found a great bar, Fabrica, that brews its own beer, too. Great stuff.

Sounds cracking.

Unfortunately the flights probably aren't going to work when I'm looking so now looking at either Valencia or Madrid.
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« Reply #20500 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:39:50 »

 The IPL.  I loves it... any other devotees on here  Hmmm

 All the cricket fans I know are a bit sniffy about it..... which is a shame.
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« Reply #20501 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 17:25:50 »

Sounds cracking.

Unfortunately the flights probably aren't going to work when I'm looking so now looking at either Valencia or Madrid.

If you have to choose between Valencia and Madrid. Valencia. If you like building old and new, awesome. Great food too. Awesome main squares. It has such a chilled vibe. Madrid is a bit too "We are a metropolis" with the people, as nice as they are but Valencia just made me feel more welcome, relaxed and not a tourist. Here's a couple of pics of mine;


Top (Random road towards back of Science & Arts Museum)
Bottom (Shitty artsy traffic light shot)


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« Reply #20502 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 19:03:46 »

Valencia is very nice
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« Reply #20503 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 19:28:33 »

Ok so looks like Valencia it is. Any recommended areas to stay?
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« Reply #20504 on: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 19:38:02 »

Forgot to add the few images but I've compressed them now. Two on the original post and two more here.

Top (Inside Science & Arts Museum, Suspension Bridge Cables)

Bottom (Abstract shot inside Torres de Quart)


I'm an arty twat.


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