Good morning Porto

The dogs are barking and the birds are singing. First light hasn’t yet hit Porto, Portugal today, but I’m awake, a victim of jet lag and an inability to sleep in spite of being dead tired.

Ah well … gives me a chance to catch up on my blogging!

I flew into Lisbon, Portugal yesterday, planning to take the train up the coast to Porto, where I’m attending an Intel eLearning conference. Unfortunately, the flight was delayed, causing me to miss the last train … so I had to rent a car, with interesting challenges:

At about 3AM local time I was finally 300 km farther north and in my Porto hotel room – ready to sleep about 4 hours and then get down to the conference, which is being held in the Alfandega, a converted riverside warehouse. Getting there in my rented car was a little enjoyable, too:

In any case, I’m here, the conference is great, and Porto is an amazing city. Here are just a few photos of things that caught my eye – hopefully there will be many more over the next few days:

Boavista buildings

Yellow gate

Porto hillside


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  • The Alfandega Congress Centre in Porto is a converted riverside customs control house, not a warehouse.

  • Thanks for the update, Herbert.

    I still remember our meal in that Gaia restaurant by the Douro river with fondness. Unbelievable amounts of amazingly good food and drink!

    Looking forward to visiting Vienna someday and taking you up on that tour offer.