In early December, while my mum was visiting Europe, we went to Porto in Portugal for a long weekend. It was fantastic — we enjoyed great food and the warmer weather. Porto itself is very pretty with steep old streets and plenty of street art. It is set next to the Douro river which leads out to the Atlantic Ocean nearby. We took a bus out to Foz do Douro and saw the sea. In Porto city we climbed the Torre des Clérigos, and walked the Ponte Luís I. Here are some pictures from the trip.

A vending machine came to the rescue during the trip to Porto.
Tanya at the Lello & Irmão bookstore, which is rumoured to have inspired some of J.K. Rowling’s descriptions in Harry Potter.
View from the Torre des Clérigos.
Torre des Clérigos views.
Ginkgo colours.
Night time next to the river.
Street art.
More street art.
A friend.
Farolins da Barra do Douro
Natas and coffee!!
Old red car in Porto.
Looking out from the Ponto Luís I bridge.
Ponte Luís I.
Ginkgo leaves.
Casa da Música, Porto.
Street art.
Leaving Porto to head back to Switzerland.
January 1, 2017


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