Monday, 24 June 2013

Top 5 Things to do in Porto (Oporto)

So you're going to visit Porto and wonder what are the best things to go and see. Have a look at this article from the excellent Late Travel Blog and find out which tasty Portuguese snack is made with; beer, cheese, steak, ham, bread, spicy sausage and chips.

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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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