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After our venture down some dark, but fascinating, alleys, we took ourselves to the base of that famous bridge, then strolled back to see what was happening along Porto’s buzzing waterfront. Not wanting to be short-changed with our time here we found an outside table of a restaurant, next to the pavement so that we could watch the world go by. We were at the unusually named Chez Lapin, where the food was good, and reasonably priced, although we’ve had better waiters 😉
Porto’s riverside is clearly a place to enjoy street music, and the quality was very impressive, which we were able to enjoy from our prime spot. As night came, the place took on a more magical feel, and we strung our meal out for a long while. As we were in Porto, it seemed fitting to enjoy a Duoro red wine (€5 for half a bottle of house wine), and, for me, a generous glass of port to finish off.
We then wandered along and found a spot to enjoy more of the music, and only left when the musicians stopped. Suitably rested and refuelled, Sophie, to my great surprise, suggested we walk back, rather than get a taxi. This suited me as I wasn’t going to leave Porto without going across that great bridge.
After that we slowly trundled back and commented how safe and secure the place and the walk back felt.
As it turned out for us, the weather had been perfect. A very hot day was followed by a lovely warm evening, and even some six hours after we left our motorhome, as it was getting nearer to midnight, coats were not required.
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