Portugal · 5 Days · 4 Moments · October 2017

Falling for Portugal

1 November 2017

We went on a cruise along the Douro at Pinhao. So beautiful. We passed by some vineyards of famous port houses.

31 October 2017

We stayed at the beautiful Quinta do Marrocos at Peso de Regua. A tray of rose port was delivered to our room. Cesar, the fourth generation owner, took us on a tour, gallantly led by his arthritic dog. After dinner we rejoined for some tasting. We must have tasted over 10!

29 October 2017

I had seen the beautiful remains of the Carmo convent high up on the hills, when I was walking around Lisbon. Later I figured out what it was and how to get there. A small but beautiful place, the ruins is still graceful and brings tranquility the moment you step through the door. Good thing Portugueses don't like to take down old buildings. Remind me of the St Sebestian church in Macau, where similarly only the front facade remains after a fire. The lion inside the museum has such a cute and goofy face!

28 October 2017

I love pasteis de nata, so when I heard about this place that some claim rivals the one in Belem, I just have to check it out. I don't think it does, but it's cool to watch the pastries being made. Each shell is shaped by hand! Also, in Chiado, on our way to Manteigaria we saw this group of students performing on the street. Very cool.