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The Old town

Porto and Sao Joao Festival

March 23rd 2016
When I took my mom to Porto in 2009 as a surprise holiday, she called it a ‘stupid village’. “Why didn’t you take me to Lisbon, or even better, Paris?” - she asked. If it is a village, then it is most certainly one of my favorites. It is a place full of history visible through its outstanding architecture. While shiny ceramic facades demonstrate the unique artistic talent of Portu ... 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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