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We thought we’d then head direct to Porto and it was good to be on the road as the temperature reached a max of 28C. Our chosen spot for the night was the Park4night at 2 Cais Cavaco, Vila Nova de Gaia, where a large riverside carpark caters for quite a number of motorhomes. We managed to park back from the road and in some shade, so that was handy.
Allow a good 25 minutes for an amble to where all the Porto action is, or even better use your bikes, if you have them, as it’s all on the flat, and the road not overly busy. Another tip is to take advantage of the river taxi before you hit Porto’s iconic bridge, which at €3 per head, saved the photographer from getting too tired too soon. Unfortunately, today they stopped early evening at 7:20pm, so going across was fine, but there was no way I was going to rush our visit, as this was a place I’d wanted to visit for very many years.
We chose to explore the backstreets just a level back from the riverside, and these philistines couldn’t see the benefit in over-exerting themselves by hiking up some steep hills to see a church, and some other historic buildings, when they would likely be more impressive viewed from down below.
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