All posts tagged: Ribeira

Sangrias, Sunshine & Bossa Novas from Ribeira Square in Porto, Portugal

The most beautiful moments in life just happen by chance. In March I had a pleasure of experiencing one of those magical moments of pure perfection in Porto. The sound of live music got my attention – Soft and smooth Brazilian Bossa Novas were dancing in the air. I picked a perfect spot, front row seats for this live show. I started people watching, as the sun warmed up my face. My Sangria order arrived and it was perfectly delicious! As time passed, and my drink slowly vanished in front of my eyes, I decided that I would extend this moment a bit longer and savour every beautiful second I possibly could. This is where my little reward comes in – I decided to order another glass of this perfect sangria just so I could stay in this beautiful moment awhile longer. As the afternoon turned into an early evening and my bill arrived, only one sangria was on the bill. A reward indeed! This entire afternoon was very rewarding for me and I am …

2 New Videos of Porto’s Beautiful Ribeira

Today was a perfect day in Porto. It was over 20C and beautifully sunny. I started my day by souvenir shopping and tasting White Port for the first time, but more on that later with photos. After some more shopping, I headed back across the river to Vila Nova de Gaia to take some photos of Ribeira on a sunny day. I took many beautiful photographs, but for now here are 2 videos from today. How incredible is this place? It’s so beautiful, and I will truly miss it. Porto has a peace of my heart now. Please watch the videos in HD 🙂 The sound you hear in the background is water. I was sitting on a moving wooden dock.

Perfect Afternoon at the Ribeira

I am now on Youtube and Google+ with the same name 100 Days of Sunshine so I will be bringing you lots of videos from now on. Here is a teaser from my perfect afternoon yesterday at Porto’s riverfront. Please watch my videos in HD for a better experience 🙂 I have another video from yesterday that I will be uploading along with a story and photos 🙂

Mini Porto Photo Post from today

…Another rainy day in Porto. The good news is that this is the last day of rain and it’s all sunshine from here on out. Today I walked around this cute little area not too far away from my apartment, took some photos there. Then I used little backstreets to slowly descent down to the Ribeira, Porto’s famous Riverfront. I decided to cross the Dom Luís bridge, from the lower pedestrian level this time, and walked along Vila Nova de Gaia riverfront (the city across the Douro river). I took some photos of Ribeira from across the river. The weather and all the walking from yesterday got me a bit sleepy, so after about 3 hours of walking I decided to call it a day. Since I have already topped up my Andante card, I took the bus back home. All the walking got me petty hungry so I went back to BB Gourmet which is directly across my apt building and I picked up their Octopus Rice dish to heat up at home and a rich Flourless Chocolate dessert. This is also what …