Day 5 in Portugal – Douro Valley and the Port by Moonlight 


Our journey to the Douro valley started out simply enough. Until we came to a dead stop on a vertiginous cliff side road, just wide enough for two cars to scrape past each other, because there was road work going on. 

After a terrifying six point turn, when the road crew told us there was no way around and our GPS provided no alternate routes, … This is us following two of the men who hopped into their car and led us to where we needed to be. That’s just how it is here… Human kindness. 

We arrived for a tour and four course lunch at Quinta Nova winery and the rest of the day was beautiful and breathtaking. 

We spent the whole day in Douro Valley and then night time was all about Porto and the waterfront. And pizza. And the most flavourful caprese salad. 

Best travel tip so far: pack enough shoes that you can change it up and give your feet a break from wearing one pair too long. 

See you tomorrow!


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