Porto, the colourful city full of delicious food, quirky houses and friendly people that is perfect for a weekend trip away. As I strolled along the streets of Porto, I explored that little shops that sell souvenirs and tins of fish with amazing designs. It is a rather grey day, but the colour pops around the city makes it look friendly and pleasant nonetheless. To warm up as well as to satisfy my greediness, I made regular stops for coffee and delicious pastries. Have you really been to Portugal if you have not eaten at least a dozen pastel de natas? I think not!
Pastel de nata – a Portuguese egg custard tart that makes you addicted. There is no way you can eat just one! The crispy, thin, flaky layers of the outside crust combined with the perfectly sweet, warm, soft custard inside…I’m drooling just thinking about it!
How can you make it even more perfect you ask? By pairing it with a creamy, hot coffee of course!
I bet you wish you were in Porto right now!
After my belly is full and my heart content, I walked along the Duoro river, along the bridge with an incredible view over Porto. The Ponte de Dom Luís I is a double-deck metal arch bridge that stretches across the river between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal.
Porto is great for exploring on foot. There are so many little streets filled with shops and cafes/restaurants. One of the reasons why I love Porto is the amount of unique buildings that you will encounter on your strolls. Though the majority of the landmarks in Portugal are marked in beautiful, blue glazed tiles with different patterns and designs, some of the houses impress with its colourful facade.