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Porto's Ribeira old town
Travel tales

Getting lost in Porto’s old town

Porto might be Portugal’s second-largest city today, a modern metropolis home to 240,000 people, but the heart of it still lies in the medieval old city, the Ribeira. The Ribeira district begins along the banks of the River Douro…

Blue and white azulejo tiles in Porto, Portugal
In pictures

Porto’s blue and white azulejo tiles // In pictures

Train stations aren’t normally too high up on my list of attractions to visit (excluding London’s gorgeous St Pancras), but walking past Porto’s São Bento station we were drawn in by the flashes of blue and white through the…

The Gallery Hostel, Porto
Reviewed

Gallery Hostel in Porto, reviewed

Being as my trip to Porto was to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my round-the-world trip, it was only right that I would be back staying in a hostel for the first time in almost as many years.…

Port tasting samples in Porto, Portugal
Travel tales

Just a drop: A port wine tasting in Porto

It’s in both the name of the country and the city – there’s no escaping port on a trip to Porto. I’m a huge wine lover and have tasted my way around wine regions across the world, but for…

Dom Luis Bridge, Porto, Portugal
In pictures

Porto’s Dom Luís Bridge // In pictures

Straddling the River Duoro, the arching ironwork of the Dom Luís I bridge dominates Porto’s waterfront. It’s a imposing sight, whether you’re looking at it or looking out from the top of its 45-metre-high arch. Porto’s known as the…