Porto – November 2012

As a gift for my birthday, along other gifts, I received this wonderful weekend trip to Porto (Portugal). The beauty of the city is astonishing, so I took about 500 photos in just 2 days. Of course, it would be impossible to post all the images here, but I’ll try to offer you the most representative ones.

The first day was an unusual mix of sun and shower rain, hot and freezing cold weather. Staying only 2 full days, we decided that the best way to see the city is to go on a sightseeing bus. For only 22 euros we had the yellow buses – 2 routes, “historical” and “castles” (110mins each) + one boat trip on the river Douro + free entrance to a Porto wine cellar.

The second day we had a better weather so we took the boat (the six bridges river cruise) and we had a wonderful river side walk. Now, enjoy the photos and visit Porto if you have the opportunity. It looks much better in reality.

For this trip I had a very androgynous look, not totally masculine or feminine. In the last year I tended to become more and more feminine, which is great, but the real me is androgynous. I hope you’ll like it.

Como un regalo para mi cumpleaños, a lo largo de otros regalos, recibí este viaje maravilloso por un fin de semana en Oporto (Portugal). La belleza de la ciudad es impresionante, así que saqué cerca de 500 fotos en tan sólo 2 días. Por supuesto, sería imposible publicar todas las imágenes aquí, pero os de ofreceré las más representativas.

El primer día tuve una inusual mezcla de sol y chubascos frios y el clima caliente – frío. Quedandonos sólo 2 días completos, hemos decidido que la mejor manera de ver la ciudad es ir en un autobús turistico. Por sólo 22 euros pagados, tuvimos los buses amarillos – 2 rutas, “históricos” y “castillos” (110mins cada uno) + un paseo en barco por el río Duero + entrada gratuita a una bodega de vino de Oporto.

El segundo día tuvimos un mejor clima, así que cogimos el barco (crucero de los seis puentes) y tuvimos un maravilloso paseo por el lado del río. ¡Ojalá!, disfruta de las fotos y visita Porto, si tienes la oportunidad. Se ve mucho mejor en la realidad.

Para este viaje he cojido un aspecto muy andrógino, no totalmente masculino o femenino. En el último año usé una imagen más femenina, lo que esta bien, nada que reprochar, pero el verdadero yo es andrógina. Espero que os guste.

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Tasteful Portugal: Licor Beirão

Even if it passed more than 4 weeks since I returned from Portugal, the taste of this beautiful country is still with me, because I bought one bottle of Licor Beirão from Lisbon (and I also received one more as a gift from my good Portuguese friend, Rita). This wonderful, tasteful and perfumed liquor is one of the most traditional drink in Portugal (maybe not in the  poshy clubs, but you can find it in every bar or food&drinks store). Its flavor, in my opinion, resides between the American Southern Comfort and the French cognac, but the Portuguese liquor is even softer and easier to drink ‘on rocks’ only. With a touch of lime, nothing more, as you can see in my pictures. So, for everyone that is passioned of flavored drinks (like I am), this is a must-taste.

Enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the Licor Beirão drink.

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Beautiful Portugal – 2nd episode

Beautiful Portugal, or should I call it ‘Beautiful Lisbon’ as all the photos are from the Portugal’s capital ?! Well, it doesn’t matter, the important thing is that you like what you see, this is my only desire. Just relax a moment and enjoy!

Typical streets in old town Lisbon:
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Praia da Adraga

I made so many pictures on or around various beaches that someone could ask himself if I’m somehow like a beach-tester or maybe a surfer… Well, for the records, I’m only a tourist. Ok, now that I fixed that, let me present you a wonderful spot on Portugal’s map: Plaia da Adraga, a sensational non-touristic beach near Cabo da Roca, known as the most western point of Europe.  The surprise is that there are no special equipments for this beach, the environment it’s totally wild, and there is only one restaurant, directly on the beach. For more details, I let the photos talk themselves… you must click on pictures to see the full size of them…

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Beautiful Portugal – 1st episode

My stay in Portugal was not reduced to Lisbon, and thanks to our friends, Rita and Sofia, we visited the Western part of Portugal, around the city of Cascais and the famous surf-beaches from Guicho – that area is quite wild, few buildings (due to the instability of the soil – too much sand) and a lot of sun and wind. Perfect for surf, yeah. Also we passed through Estoril and its famous city center, casino and yacht’s harbor, we passed near some (still imposing) old forts that remind us what a naval force was Portugal, centuries ago. Enjoy the photos.

We left from Rita’s wonderful terrace:

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