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What to See & Do in Porto

There’s so much to see and do in Porto. From historical attractions to Port tasting, you’ll probably finish your trip to Porto wishing you’d had more time here. Every time I come to Porto, I always find new interesting shops, attractions, and hidden gems all around the city. What to SEE Ribeira Neighbourhood Verdict: See it! Although very touristy, the riverside neighbourhood of Ribeira is one of the most beautiful parts of Porto. From here

Airport Transfers at Porto Airport

You’re heading to Porto or somewhere nearby and you’re wondering how you get from the airport to your destination.  An airport transfer is definitely one of the easiest ways to get there. It’s much less hassle than hiring a car or taking public transport. It also means that you’ll get to your accommodation a lot quicker, which means you will have more time to make the most of your time here in Porto.  Airport transfer

4 Great Hotels for Families in Porto

Finding hotels that are great for families isn’t easy, and that can definitely feel like the case in Porto. Porto’s accommodation, like so many other cities, feels like it was setup to cater for couples or, in the case of all the hostels, young, single travellers. For families, it can be hard to know where to stay.  Porto is actually a great city for families. It was the inspiration for a lot of symbolism and

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The fanciest luggage storage in Porto? Spot Luggage Storage

The Best Ways to Store Your Luggage in Porto

Carrying bags, whether it’s a suitcase or a backpack, is one of the hardest parts of travelling. Even a small day bag can be difficult to lug around, especially in somewhere as hilly as Porto. So if you arrive before your Airbnb is ready or you’re checking out and don’t want to carry suitcases around all day, consider using a luggage storage service. There are a number of luggage storage options in Porto, from train station


Francesinha: Masterpiece or Monstrosity? + The Best Francesinhas in Porto

The Francesinha is one of most unique Portuguese dishes, and people either love it or hate it. In Porto, people are immensely proud of their famous sandwich. Any discussion of where to get the best francesinha in Porto can open a intensely heated debate as everyone has their favourite place (see the suggestions below). Made from big slices of bread, ham, sausage, steak, melted cheese, this is quite a hefty sandwich. It doesn’t stop there, though:

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Meetups, Clubs, & Societies: How to make friends in Porto

More and more people are moving to Porto, and it’s now easier than ever to meet new people and make friends there. That isn’t to say it’s completely easy, though. Moving anywhere is hard and, although Porto is attracting more and more internationals as well as people from other parts of Portugal, the numbers of people moving there are still small – especially when compared to Lisbon. Less people isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Often


Cost of Living in Porto: The Breakdown

Porto is one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities, and some would say its most beautiful. Although smaller than Lisbon, it has plenty of great bars, restaurants, shops, and cafés. Most importantly, the cost of living in Porto is much more affordable than Lisbon particularly when it comes to rental and property prices. Porto’s proximity to the beach makes it popular with surfers and those that want to be by the coast, and it’s just one


The Digital Nomad Guide to Porto

Lisbon has been a digital nomad hotspot for several years now, and Porto is catching up. Porto isn’t as big as Lisbon, and it doesn’t have as big a community of digital nomads, freelancers, and startups, but it’s getting there. It has plenty of great cafés and co-working spaces, a real arty and hipster vibe, and it also has the very important benefit of being much cheaper than Lisbon. Its location in Northern Portugal means


The Best Co-Working Spaces in Porto

Porto is fast becoming a hub for startups, digital nomads, remote workers, and all other types of freelancers, and there are some seriously great co-working spaces in the city centre and in nearby Matosinhos. Although Porto is much smaller than Lisbon, it’s less crowded and more affordable than the Portuguese capital. If you’re looking for a place to base yourself for a few days, weeks, months, or even years, why not make it Porto? (Money saving tip:


The Hipster Guide to Porto

Everyone goes to Lisbon. It’s the capital, it’s bigger, and that’s where the majority of the flights go to. Well, not everyone. Hipsters, of course, go to Portugal’s second city: Porto. Porto is an equally, if not more, beautiful city with plenty of things to see and do. Everywhere you turn in Porto, there’s something that you feel you can’t pass by without taking a photo of. It’s just that kind of city. It’s home