Category: Porto

  • A vacation day with nothing to do

    A vacation day with nothing to do

    Because of limited time, vacations often become like a fun list of errands. I have to go to this museum and eat at that restaurant and sightsee downtown and have a drink at this cocktail bar. I decided to vacation like Europeans do, so I came to Portugal for a good long while. It’s my…

  • How to use the public transportation in Porto

    How to use the public transportation in Porto

    Though the downtown area of Porto is fairly walkable, you can’t easily get everywhere on foot. There is a lot of elevation that might make it unpleasant to walk up and down the city and there are attractions like the beaches and the Serralves Museum that you can only get to by the metro or…

  • A guide to Porto beaches

    A guide to Porto beaches

    Aside from the wine and the lovely river views, one of the main reasons to come to Porto is the beaches. Technically, the beaches of Porto are not part of Porto, per se. They’re part of small nearby seaside cities that are accessible by the Porto metro and bus system. Here’s all you need to…

  • Nightlife in Porto

    Nightlife in Porto

    Porto has a surprisingly intense nightlife that may be a bit confusing to visitors, especially after you’ve had one too many Super Bocks. Here’s the low down on where to find the best late-night parties in town and what to expect when you go out in Porto. Where to go Generally speaking, people might start…

  • The foods I miss most from my travels

    The foods I miss most from my travels

    Even the foodiest cities in the world like New York and San Francisco can’t recreate the things you try in passing when you travel. I have a growing list of things I crave from the places I’ve visited. They’re cravings that I know I’ll never satisfy until I return. This is my ode to those…

  • The best churches in the world

    The best churches in the world

    Though I have a general disdain for organized religion and I barely even believe in God, I have a deep affinity for churches. They always have the most ornate, beautiful architecture. They always create an amazing outline in a city’s skyline. They’re calm, quiet, and they have a distinct comforting scent. And even if you’re…