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Primeira visita a Portugal, parte 1/2: Porto & Douro Valley

July 13th 2019
Hello everyone, I’m back at writing but still struggling to keep the blog up-to-date because I’m almost 2 years behind! After my visit to the United Kingdom (July 2017), I took a 2.5 hour flight from Manchester to Porto, northern Portugal. Also known as “Oporto” in English, the second city in Portugal has about 300.000 inhabitants and lies on the banks of the Douro River. Th ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto

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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