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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Being a tourist in Porto

Today's blog is short because it isn't about walking. Last night Mary arrived in Porto and it was great to be reunited once more. Until last night I hadn't really realised the solitude of solo walking but for the next stage from Porto to Santiago it will be wonderful to share the experience with Mary. Today we relaxed in the magical city of Porto. We did everything touristy, we even took the red tour bus and sat back and observed the beautiful architecture whilst listening to the informative commentary. Porto is a very vibrant city and to experience the waterfront cultural scene with its open air cafes, restaurants and music was a break from walking. Tonight we met with Tammy, who along with another English girl Bella, finished this stage of the walk today. Our final ritual in Porto tonight was to have a glass of vintage port and toast the hopeful completion of stage two of the walk which should finish in Santiago on the 12th June. I said it would be a short blog since tomorrow is an early start to walk the 28K coastal route to Villa do Conde.

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