Porto, Portugal is a city of contrasts; gorgeous tiled buildings, new and ancient, lie next to rundown buildings ready to collapse. I found this charming if that makes any sense. Being a city built by the ocean the humidity puts its unforgiving print all over the city. It reminded me a lot of Venice, with the same contrasting charming look. I loved the narrow cobblestone streets lined with little stores, restaurants and neighborhood cafes. The people are friendly and welcoming making you feel less of a stranger. The trip was an all ladies trip (4 of us) and found Porto very safe, even walking around in the evening, in the dark
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