Under the weather, so just a brief Porto city tour

May 17th – Porto, Portugal

Luis I Bridge

Ponte de D. Luis (Luis I Bridge)

Today’s post is short. I have fallen victim to a cold. Tim has made several trips out to local pharmacies to get something to dry up my runny nose and watery eyes. I’m not completely miserable, but not feeling perky either. 

Our Gate 1 tour officially gets kicked off with a morning sightseeing tour of Porto. We duplicated some of the stops that were covered on our hop on hop off tour that we did on our own a couple days earlier so I am leaving out those stops.

Castelo do Queijo

Castelo do Queijo

The visit to the Palacio da Bolsa or Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite neoclassical façade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall was the highlight of the morning. For a moment I thought we were back in Morocco.

Palacio da Bolsa

Palacio da Bolsa

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and a visit to the Church of Sao Francisco, but no photography was allowed inside.

We finish the tour with a visit to a Port Wine Cellar for a tasting. I decided that I like the aroma of the port even better than the taste.

Port tasting

Port tasting

Overnight: Porto

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today (as everyday) I am grateful for my wonderful hubby for making several excursions out to find a pharmacy where he could buy me some medication to help relieve my cold symptoms.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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16 Responses to Under the weather, so just a brief Porto city tour

  1. Rest up (hard to do during travel, isn’t it?)


  2. Sure a little port will have that cold

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  3. paperpopups says:

    Be well. Thankful for your photos and what you are able to write.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Brenda says:

    Joanne, you are amazing. Not feeling well and still taking the time to post. The architecture at the Palacio da Bolsa is exquisite.
    Thanks for continuing to keep us informed, educated and captivated.
    I’m hoping this is a 24 hour cold and you will recover from this quickly.
    Thanks Tim for taking such good care of her.


  5. Karen says:

    Drink enough of that Port and it will knock that cold right out of you!!!

    Sent from Karen’s iPad


  6. A Pulgarita says:

    Oh no! You come to Portugal and you get a cold, get better soon! How many days will you stay here and what will you see? Porto is amazing and tomorrow the weather will be great! Best wishes for your trip!


  7. Sorry to hear you’re under the weather Joanne. Get well soon.


  8. ardysez says:

    I feel for you. I got a cold/flu at the end of our recent trip and was miserable. I hate being sick when away from home (not that I love it anytime!). My own dear hubby has had the task of finding relief for me at times, too. Best to you both.

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