Passing through Porto September 12th 2008
Passing Through Porto
We leave the Maranton House Hotel and take the tube to Victoria Station where we go up a couple levels to catch a train to Gatwick for a short flight to Porto. A couple hours later and we are walking through the Porto Airport which is an impressive new facility. It seems too large for a city the size of Porto but perhaps in Portugal there are some future thinkers and ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto 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
The journey continues.
So much to see, so many places to go, and it always seems so little time.! We started with piping competitions in Glasgow, festival season in Edinburgh, and the Highlands of Scotland and we've been slowly but surely adding to this little blog. Still one of the adventure highlights were the Turkey Travels.
It seems that the adventure can sometimes start even before the trekking begins as was the case in 2008 when Zoom Airlines stopped operating just before a planned departure.
Portugal, Spain, and France are wonderful countries. We discovered a really inte... full info