Daily Flips: around Porto!

I spent my last day in Porto just wandering around. I went wine tasting at Villa Nova de Gaia, hopped on the tram, went around downtown, ate a lot of food (like aloottt!) and just talking to random friendly people! I will definitely miss this place, but this won’t be my last visit. Can’t wait to be here again! 🙂 Advertisements Continue reading Daily Flips: around Porto!

Bacalhau: It’s not just a codfish

  I’ve never been to a place where there is a high regard for the codfish. Bacalhau, Portuguese for codfish, seems like a culinary staple in Porto, Portugal. In fact, some of the locals told me that there are more than a hundred ways to prepare Bacalhau. You can find codfish in almost any local restaurants made in different dishes. As a fish lover, I almost always ordered … Continue reading Bacalhau: It’s not just a codfish

Pont Luis I: looks like Eiffel but not by Eiffel

      Someone might think that the Pont Luis I, perhaps one of Porto’s most visited and photographed bridge, bears some structural similarities with that of the famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, it isn’t designed or constructed by Gustav Eiffel. Instead, it is designed by his disciple/student Theophile Seyrig. The Pont Luis I, or Dom Luis I bridge, is a metal arch bridge spanning … Continue reading Pont Luis I: looks like Eiffel but not by Eiffel

I’m in love with a Portuguese “French Girl”

Maybe its her glow, the glistening sparkle oozing from within. Perhaps, her scent or that tantalizing look. I just sat there with admiration. I don’t really know what it is but I am in love with her. . . . Then with my fork and knife, I sliced her and took a bite… Damn you, Francesinha, why are you soooooo delicious…. Continue reading I’m in love with a Portuguese “French Girl”

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Sunset over Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal

“one day,” you said to me, “I saw the sunset forty-four times!” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the little prince I may not saw the sunset forty-four times in Porto, since I was only here for a week. but, I’ve stared at it like no one is looking. It’s magical, just like the first Fransecinha sandwich that I had here. 😉 Continue reading Sunset over Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal

Falling leaves, Autumn Colors

  Crisp cooler air and daytime gets shorter by the day, Fall season is here! I think there’s no other better description for Autumn (aside from apples, pumpkins and corn!) but the changing colors of the leaves. While the day starts to shorten, the leaves began to dry up and change to different cascades of yellow, red and orange hues. As I always describe it, It’s … Continue reading Falling leaves, Autumn Colors