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Driving Along the Douro River Valley

September 20, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Leaving Porto We had a busy 3 days in Porto. It was great to see the beautiful city. We did a small riverboat tour on the Douro River in Porto to see the 6 bridges. It was now time to head up the Douro River into the valley and see […]

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8 Things To Do In Porto

September 17, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

So Many Ways To Explore Porto Our 4 weeks in Portugal started with a stay in Lisbon. Then we explored the Algarve area and flew out to the Azores Islands. We landed next in Porto for 3 days. The historic centre of Porto was designated as a World Heritage site […]

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Coffee, Gelato and Port in Porto

September 13, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

In Search of Coffee, Gelato and Port in Porto We had a lot of good food in Portugal and Porto was no exception. But we went in search of coffee, gelato and port in Porto. We had several things pinned on our maps to try. Others we just found as […]

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Art Everywhere When We Walked Around Porto

September 10, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

We Found Art Everywhere When We Walked Around Porto We spent a lot of time walking around when we visited Porto. Much of the time our heads were tilted back so we could look at the amazing art we saw everywhere. Buildings were works of art. Traditional blue tiles decorated […]

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Customer Service Excellence In Portugal

August 30, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

What We Learned About Customer Service In Portugal Every new discovery was a delight as we travelled for 4 weeks in Portugal. We stayed in 11 different hotels. But we were so delighted with the Intercontinental Lisbon that we returned a second time. And we will finish there at the […]

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See Lisbon From On High

August 27, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

So Many Places To See Lisbon From On High When you visit Lisbon you will find a city of hills. In several places around the city we found elevators or funiculars that took us to a higher level. As we wandered up the hills we found the “miradouro” (viewpoints) that […]

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Explore The Belem Area of Lisbon

August 23, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Taking the Bus To Explore the Belem Area When we visit a new city for the first time, we often take the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus (“HOHO”). We bought a two day HOHO pass in Lisbon. Our first major destination was to explore the Belem area of Lisbon. This let us see […]

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Walking in Lisbon Down The Avenida da Liberdade

August 20, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Heading Out For A Walk in Lisbon We were excited to explore Lisbon. There are 7 hills in Lisbon. So when we headed out to walk, we were prepared for lots of ups and downs. The Intercontinental Lisbon is located high up by the Edmond VII Park. When we left […]

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The Hills and Valleys of Madeira

August 16, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Our First Stop In Portugal We had really loved our visit to the Canary Islands. This stop in Funchal, Madeira would be yet another volcanic island in the long chain that sits in the North Atlantic. And it would be our first taste of Portugal. We saw yet more volcanic […]