Port tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia …

Heading across the bridge from Oporto, it is easy to grab a bottle of Port with some olives and pass the day away watching the foot traffic or the boats meander down the River Duoro. With the whole area devoted to Port and the appreciation of it, one can easily be swept away with tons of tastings and pairings, instead of walking and boat watching.

In Gaia, one can easily pick a restaurant or distillery at random and head into the cellars.

Taking the funicular up the steep hill to walk across the bridge to the 16th-century monastery church of Serra do Pilar with its unusual circular cloisters and panoramic views of Oporto and the River Douro is definitely another way to kill sometime.

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About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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