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Porto, Portugal

Biking the Porto Marathon

sunny 77 °F

We loved how Porto is set up with its many different city scape views. We could have spent each night of an entire month at a different view spot throughout the city and not get bored of the different views.
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The Port tasting caves are all situated within walking distance so it is easy to visit several caves daily : ) We had previous experience with tawny and ruby and were more than happy to learn about blanco and rosé, and how to mix them with tonic for a refreshing cocktail.
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Since the City is situated along a river and the ocean, there are numerous bike paths for riding through fishing villages, beaches, parks, and boardwalks. When we returned the bikes, we noticed many athletic looking people with matching backpacks and learned that the Porto Marathon was the following day. The route for the marathon was almost exactly what we had road that day!
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Shopping in porto is super fun too, there are large flea markets with our favorite being under the big bridge and down some super steep streets!
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One of the world’s top 10 sandwiches can be found in Porto (find reference)! It is the Franchesia sandwich which has beef, ham, sausage, french fries and a fried egg topped with cheese and a thick sauce. It is pretty much a heart attack between two slices of bread.
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Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 01.08.2013 06:30 Archived in Portugal

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