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Porto ay cha cha!

Between the 12th and the 16th Marcelo, Yuki, Sina, Dan and I went to Porto, Portugal to pass some time before classes started. The town, which is the origin of port wine (or porto) is incredibly ancient and the thick layers of moss and dirt accumulating on the buildings accentuates their beauty. Three out of the four days it rained, and we were absolutely sopping wet. Despite the disgusting weather, we had one exquisite day of sun – so…you can guess…we went to the sea! During the days we walked around everywhere, discovering tiny little streets, and continuing the endless quest for fish (which we finally found at Churrasquiera do Infante, a great CHEAP restaurant). At night, we prepared full dinners for less than 5 euros per person (which includes wine, beer, and porto) and stayed up talking until the wee hours of the morning. The trip was so much fun and I am so lucky to have such amazing friends!

Here’s a few photos and videos from the trip. You can also go to my youtube page to see more videos of the trip.

The first night in Porto!

An example of the street art in Porto and Yuki playing the air guitar.

One of the many churches we visited.

Dinner time!

This is a tram installed in the 1930s that we took to the seaside.

Fishermen by the ocean.

The poshest café in Porto – The Majestic

The Cathedral, built in the 1100s.

And some Portuguese guitarra for you:

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