Ready to travel on the Douro River with me? Let’s go!

 

Bridge at Barca d’Alva, Portugal

At long last, I have finished posting the journal of my 2017 trip to Portugal! To read just the Douro Cruise portion (you’ve read about Lisbon and Porto already) you can start here.   To read the entire trip journal (Portugal portion), in order, start here.

Two Posts about Porto, Portugal

I have deviated from my strictly chronological reporting about this last trip, hoping to give you a better look at Lisbon and Porto, because I was in both cities two separate times during my trip.  You have already read the Lisbon posts.  Now I hope you will enjoy these two posts about Porto (with a little Coimbra thrown in!) (PS The Douro River Cruis is coming! I promise!)

Porto Side from high up in the funicular gondola

Two Posts about Lisbon (May 2017)

Lisbon is a fantastic city!  It was both the starting point and the ending point for our Uniworld cruise on the Douro River last month.  If you would like to read about those two sojourns in Lisbon, start here.  (The rest of the river cruise journal is coming soon.)

Tile-fronted buildings in Lisbon

The Spain Journal (May 2017) is complete!

I have finally finished posting the journal from the Northern Spain portion of the trip.  This last section talks about Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.  Hope you enjoy it.  If you haven’t read any of the journal, start here. You can read the entire Spanish portion straight through.  (PS  Portugal is coming soon!)

Facade of the Pazo de Raxoi, Santiago de Compostela

Driving the Northern Coast of Spain

Over two days driving along the north coast, we drove from San Sebastian to Oviedo, stopping overnight in Santillana del Mar.  I know we missed things that we will eventually go back to see, but we did some fun things and learned a lot.  Here are the journals. And I promise, there are lots of pictures! [If you’re new to this trip, you can start here and read from the beginning.]

View from Mirador del Fito