Porto – 14th June 2009
There’s a bit of routine in place here, we get up and have some breakfast before going back to sleep. This just seems natural and the only way to travel. Ah the good life.
Today Jacqui and myself don’t really have much planned, so we tag along with Martin and what ever his plans may be. We make our way off down the road, I’m not entirely sure where the hell we are going, its a sunday and everything is basically shut. We do find a pasteleria and have some good cheap food before hitting the pavement.
We somehow manage to get to Musica De Casa – basically Porto’s Music Hall. Its an awesome looking building like a weird cube. We go inside to explore, but I think we aren’t meant to be in here. The halls and rooms in the place are pretty amazing. We wander around, and then run into people. I guess that means its a-okay to be in here. We find these mac’s with music programs on them and decide to play around on them before venturing any further.
We then start walking in some direction. I don’t know where really. But we keep walking for what seems an eternity. Martin said 30 minutes, it seems over 60. Oh well. We end up at some Contemporary Art Museum out from Porto a little. The art itself, wasn’t particularly good. But the gardens themselves were pretty phenomenal and the art installations there were good as well. Its cool just walking around and seeing the various things around.
We catch the bus back to the hostel, where Martin departs to go back to Barca to hopefully improve his spanish (a portuguese girl said he was very bad at spanish despite it being is home language). Myself and Jacqui go get some food to cook up.
The nights fairly quiet, Jacqui is amean cook and we sit out on the terrace and just laze the night away enjoying a few beers and wines. As well as some Pastel De Nata’s like Jackqui is here.