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On Ponte Dom Luis  
   

On Ponte Dom Luis

Though you can't see it behind me, the view from this bridge was spectacular. The bridge connects Porto (the city) to Gaia (the wine side).
Obligada a Porto!

September 24th 2008
Saturday September 20: Arrived in Porto at 8am, only to find out that Portugal is in a different time zone an hour ahead of Spain! At 7am on Saturday, nothing was open, so we found a nice park to sit in and eat the sandwiches that our host families had prepared for us. In Portugal we realized that we didn’t know the name or address of the hostal we had booked (oops! Live and learn, I guess). We ... read more
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Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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