May 17th – Porto, Portugal
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.
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.
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.
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.