Asia Monet Hayes (2018) Porto, Portugal


After a few festive nights in Lisbon I was glad for four rainy nights in Porto. Rain on vacation is often dreaded, but I enjoyed every rainy moment. Like my time in Lisbon I went mostly without a plan. I knew where I was sleeping, but I left the rest to where the wind would take me. My hostel was located on the opposite side of the river in the town of Villa nova de Gaianext door to one of the cities most famous wineries, Sandeman.

While I wish I could name the historical sites of the city of Porto, I found myself overindulging in the history of gastronomic delights the city had to offer. I ordered everything from cod fish to a famous sandwich inspired by the french, ( no photos because I consumed it so quickly) and of course I did a tour of the cities famous Port wine.