(Summer vacation, 21 August 2010)
The capital of the North, the second city more important of my country:
The Noble and Loyal city of OPorto.
Welcome to one of my portuguese favorite cities ;-)
This photo was taken in Vila Nova de Gaia, the city in front of the Invicta (as we call OPorto), where the caves or Port wine cellars are located.
Here, we see Barcos Rabelo, the boats that used to cross Douro river (from Alto Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia) with the Port wine barrels.
After a stroll in this beautiful hotspot, we were ready to celebrate Carla's birthday ;-)
We had our lunch here, in Vila Nova Gaia. The restaurants have great views to the Invicta.
Everybody (except me) have chosen the typical Oporto's sandwich: Francesinha ("little frenchie", lit.). I like it, but I was full. I had eaten a lot in the previous days ...;-))
This "lekker" sandwich is made with bread, wet-cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage, steak or roast meat and covered with molten cheese and a hot thick tomato and beer sauce served with french fries. If you want to know more about Francesinha, please, click here. Really huge, don't you think? But tasty, very tasty ;-)
After lunch, we went to Solar do Vinho do Porto, where we drank a glass of Port wine. We were simply enjoying the day :-)
We sat here, in this beautiful living room,
because there was no place in the garden outside...
No wonder why, Solar do Vinho do Porto has a very nice view...:-)
Rui Veloso, Porto Sentido
(Thank's Carla for this wonderful afternoon ;-) Gostei muito!!)