What to See & Do in Porto

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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 … Read more

Living in Porto: A Guide for Expats

Portugal’s second city has long been overlooked by expats interested in moving to Portugal but, as rental and purchase prices continue to rise in Lisbon, more and more people are seeing the appeal of Porto. It isn’t just cheaper accommodation costs and an overall lower cost of living that make Porto appealing, however. Porto is … Read more

Porto For Foodies: 10 Regional Dishes to Look out for

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I’ve spent a lot of time in Porto, and a lot of that time was spent eating. Over the years I’ve tried everything on this list, often making special pilgrimages to find each of the dishes. Hopefully it’ll help you, fellow foodie, make the most of your time in Porto. Loosen those belts foodies! Porto … Read more

A Guide to Porto Airport

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I’ve flown to and from Porto Airport quite a few times, so thought I would put together a really comprehensive guide about Porto Airport – everything from getting into Porto City Centre, to renting a car, and sleeping at the airport. If there’s anything that’s not covered, don’t hesitate to ask. Porto International Airport (Francisco … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

7+ Luggage Storage Options in Porto

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Carrying bags, whether it’s a suitcase or a backpack, is one of the hardest parts of travelling. Even a small daybag can be difficult to lug around, especially in somewhere as hilly as Porto.  Thankfully, there are a number of luggage storage options in Porto, from train station lockers to shops and other businesses that … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more