Greetings from Porto, Portugal.  postcard porto 018 (2)Why take photos when you can just buy postcards. Porto is down stream from the oldest dedicated wine making region in the world.

Rio Duero region

Rio Duero region

You would think we would have done some port tasting here porto 035but managed to only have an espresso. I finally had a glass of the local with this great meal. IMG_1354 The wine cost $0.90. It wasn’t bad either. So if you were thinking you would be getting a fine bottle of hand picked port for christmas, well, guess again.
We rented a room in a lovely 4 bedroom home in the city dating from the 19th century, with high ceilings and a front facade covered with tile, typical to the area like these houses porto 031 and this church porto 023 (2) We had the house to ourselves the whole time, which was great until we blew a fuse and the whole house went dark. After much groping we finally got a call through to the owner and found the circuit box.

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