Monday, 10 June 2013

Beautiful, Atmospheric, Porto, Portugal

Planning a holiday to Portugal? or perhaps a business trip with some sightseeing?
Oporto, (Portuguese: Porto,) is the capital of Porto administrative district and the Douro Literal province. The city is a port located near the mouth of the Douro River, 5 miles (8 km) from the Atlantic Ocean and 170 miles (274 km) north of Lisbon.

Porto has a number of bridges spanning the Douro River, the most iconic of which is the Dom Luís Bridge, linking Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia. Originally built to take road traffic on both decks, at various times it saw trams on the upper and trolleybuses on the lower. The top deck is now occupied by Line D of the Metro do Porto and a pedestrian walkway..

Here is a delightful, atmospheric video of Porto to whet your appetite.

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Arriving in Oporto to select a port wine for his college, Englishman Horace Grimpil soon finds himself embroiled in the conflicting interests of the British and Portuguese communities, where he is an ignorant outsider.

This Portuguese city - a turbulent place of ambition and defiance fought over by the French and British during the Napoleonic wars - is emerging from political turmoil that left the city and its people with their wealth and society destroyed.

Mr Grimpil, however, is about to experience personal turmoil of his own. Little does he know how the passions aroused during his journey of discovery will affect his own character, or how his presence will bring to a conclusion the relentless pursuit of a political revenge spanning generations.

Read more about the book here

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