Every year my family and I decide on a new place to visit for new years, this time my mum and I were traveling our way to Porto. We decided to go together to Portugal and visit two cities- Lisbon and Porto. We spent Christmas and boxing day in Lisbon and then Porto for New Years. We decided to take the train from Lisbon to Porto. The trip up north was not to long and affordable.
The train from Lisbon to Porto was about 3 hrs and depending when you book it, you can get first class with return for a cheap price. We paid about €67 each for First Class from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Porto Campanha. It is definitely worth the journey, because it really gave me the chance to see different parts of Portugal that I might want to see later on.
We were staying at Quality Inn Porto which was central and located in Batalha Square. It was a good size room and over looking Porto that it was worth waking up everything morning to. The breakfast is standard so nothing special to write home about. The hotel is in a prime location with comfortable beds and edible food to handle myself to my next snack.
We arrived at about 3:30pm into Porto and managed to drop our bags at the hotel. We actually forgot to book for a New Years eve dinner so we were hunting online while wondering through the streets. It was certainly a good wonder till we found the spot to see the sunset. It was definitely a great start to the adventures in Porto.
The sunset of Dom Luis Bridge from Cafe Capelio and a good drink ( which are cheap in Porto- depending where you go) was just what we needed after 2hr 40min on a train. Of course by this time we managed to find a place to eat for New Years Eve- Holiday Inn Porto. We needed to find the hotel to pay the deposit so we have a place.
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